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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
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+1 212-736-3100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views...

The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!

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One of the best observation decks in the country. A bit overpriced for what you're doing, but it's just one of those things you have to do while in NY.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best observation decks in the country. A bit overpriced for what you're doing, but it's just one of those things you have to do while in NY.

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Definitely worth going up to the top to get the view. Can see everything from up there and staff are very friendly.

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We were lucky that we only had to queue for about 30 minutes for this - the views are great as you would expect, but it's always irritating to get unsold on every possible opportunity.

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We visited the top of the empire state building at around noon on a sunny day. There was not a really long line, and the views up there were incredible! We could see all the way to Long Island, New Jersey... The harbour and all the other buildings that populate the skyline around us. It was incredible and everyone should... More 

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If you have never done this , you should indeed do so. Truth be told One World Trade Center is way more spectacular.

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Go there by night. The view is just breathtaking. You can see the entire city. Watch out if you visit it during winter. DO NOT forget your gloves, other wise you will find yourself going in and out from to get a little bit of warm. this is definitely a must!

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Wow , it's what your gonna say and think when you stand outside and look up at the classic New York master, Go early to get in quick and beat the crowds, done this with a City Pass so not sure how much it was to get in but worth every cent , inside is an Art Deco dream the... More 

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I visited on a sunny day and really enjoyed the view from the observatory. It is a bit pricy but I found it worth it.

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Fantastic views of the city a great experience for me/us. Really loved this building. Would go back again

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From both the 85th and 102nd (think they are the correct floors) observation decks one can view the city for miles and miles...on a clear day. Its a "must see" from the Art Deco reception ground floor right through to the elevators to take you skywards. Most efficient and very pleasant staff. Open late if you want to see NY... More 

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