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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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Stunning view!

Allthough it was not the first time at night to visit the Empire State Building, it was exciting again. It is still the best opportunity to enjoy the amazing scyscraoer feeling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allthough it was not the first time at night to visit the Empire State Building, it was exciting again. It is still the best opportunity to enjoy the amazing scyscraoer feeling!

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I have visited the empire state building twice this year and have loved the experience each time. The view is beautiful from every angle. The line moves fast and is very organized. You have plenty of time for pictures. No one will rush you. Tip even though selfie sticks are frowned upon by many they will help you get gorgeous... More 

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A stunning building best appreciated from the outside. Extremely long queues to get up the building, quite expensive ( especially if you want to go to the highest level), and very crowded. a victim of its own success. Try booking a VIP slot to avoid the queues at least. Great view of course, but is it worth it?? On a... More 

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No guidance for getting to 80th and then 86th floor. Too much crowded and it takes an hour to get up and another hour to get down.

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Even if you do Top of the Rock, still do Empire State...even like other attractions to say you have been in and up to the top!! Great city views. Prebooking may be a good idea as line ups are LONG!!

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You can see great views of the city from the observation deck, the staff are courteous and helpful but the airport style security check is a bit of a bind but understandable in this day and age.

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The views from the top are stunning, we were at the top at least 45 minutes just taking it all in and taking photos as the photo opportunities from the Empire are endless. Even the journey to the top is amazing as you read about it's history and see the wonderful decor within the building.

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Stunning building ....but queue time was longer than the time we spent on the outside platform and we bought the queue jumping tickets and were able to advance in some areas - I know it's popular but it's 2 hours plus in the queue !

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This was one place I really wanted to visit and I wasn't disappointed. We got there early so the queues were reasonably short, so no waiting around for ages. The 1 minute ride in the lift to the 80th floor was worth it as the views were fantastic. There was also plenty of interesting info on how, why & who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even more than the view (which is breath taking), I loved being in the building itself and discovering its art deco elements along the way!!

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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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