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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
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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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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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Incredible experience

A great birthday present to myself. The VIP pass was completely worth it and all the staff was excellent! I really enjoyed my visit!

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The condesending and rude doorman ruined our experience. We made the simple mistake of trying to enter the wrong door (we didn't see any signs to say it was around the corner). He was yelling across the foyer at us saying 'turn around, off you go, out you get' and when we tried to explain where we wanted to go... More 

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I want a refund. We didn't have a great time on the start of the tour one of the staff was really rude. Told us to line up even we just need to get the tickets to the kiosk since I bought it online. Me and my wife didn't last in the building we were really upset.

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A great birthday present to myself. The VIP pass was completely worth it and all the staff was excellent! I really enjoyed my visit!

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When we got to the 82nd flook we found the kiosk for the tickets to b the 102nd floor was out of order. We were told we would have to go back to the first floor to get tickets. This was totally unacceptable.

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We had a clear day. Great views and long lines. But really...the price is outrageous. How and why, except the building simply wants to make a lot of money. But hey, if you have it, enjoy. Once was enough for me!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its very nice but i thought its a bit over priced ...and the fact that you have to pay an extra 20$ to get to the very top is ridiculous

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What a great way to get 360 degree views of New York! A truly great experience we had no idea what it was going to be like once we got to the building with all the extra security in place but it was so well organised and the staff very friendly and helpful. We ended spending much more time there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view and the whole Empire State Building itself was a thrill. But the lines are very long, the building is hot. The wait was over 3 hours. The fee to go up the tower was very high--$50+ and another $20 to go the top. The express fee would have added more. I was there with my daughter and we... More 

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We were disappointed that once your inside & you think your going to the top , but then you get to the middle floor to be told if you want to go high you need to buy another ticket & pay more. The gift shop was well over priced. The views were good but only because I feel we went... More 

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Visited empire state during the day. Wouldn't recommend long ques and overpriced! We booked before we wnt and it was cheaper . I would recommend doing top of the rock at night instead . We done a helicopter tour from pier 6 ! Now that was an experience! Perfect. I would do that before empire state .. but when in... More 

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