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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Phone Number: +1 212-736-3100
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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We recently returned for a visit to the Empire State Building - it was no less impressive than previous visits - the Art Deco interior is beautiful and the views from the decks... read more

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We recently returned for a visit to the Empire State Building - it was no less impressive than previous visits - the Art Deco interior is beautiful and the views from the decks are fabulous, nothing else to add except, definitely worth a visit.

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We visited on our granddaughters 8th birthday, and as a treat we went up to the 102nd floor, it wasn't too busy when we visited, however the 102nd floor only had about 4 other people so easier for granddaughter to see and the views are fantastic, it was a lovely clear day. Granddaughter liked looking through the telescope on the... More 

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The views are fantastic but really wouldn't recommend wasting the money going to the 102 floor. The queues to get both up and down from the 88th spoil it and after all the views are just the same as on the 80th and 88th flours.

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Fairly long lines as we visited at sunset but lines moved quickly. Great views of the city at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great experience! I wanted to propose on the top floor, but there were to many people around, so I decided to do the deed on the 86th floor... but as I was waiting to get in the elevator to go down, I found that we were alone with only the operator, so I decided to propose right there... More 

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We purchased our tickets online at home so this enabled us to miss the long queues and get to the top with no trouble.Staff were everywhere to help and inform. The view was impressive and comprehensive as we walked around the viewing balcony. Probably the most important tourist thing to do in New York It really out all the stories... More 

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Go at sunset and watch the beautiful colours of the sky, setting over the skyline. We went tonight and enjoyed a lovely warm evening.

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Visited in October, very little queuing (arrived at 10:00am) and amazing views, a must for anyone visiting New York

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Look for discount tickets before you go. Its very expensive if you walk up. Go on a SUNNY day, view is much better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go when the queues are lightest otherwise you will queue for hours. 8pm was perfect the views are stunning. As someone who hates heights it was not uncomfortable and I was not to worried about height. The views are mesmerising really stunning it deserves to be at the top of things to do. Prebook if you can to cut down... More 

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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