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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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This was my third time to visit. It's a must every trip. We did the 102nd floor addition. Not something I recommend. The 86th floor deck is ample.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my third time to visit. It's a must every trip. We did the 102nd floor addition. Not something I recommend. The 86th floor deck is ample.

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Awesome view of the city! If you buy tickets online you skip the line and you reach the observatory faster.

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The view is amazing. If you are in NY you need to go to the top of Empire State Building or Top of the Rock. Be prepared for staying in a line.

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There will always be a line up so there is no perfect time to go. The views are amazing. We went during the day but I the views at night must be amzing also.

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I had amazing time at top of the empire states building. It was super windy and seemed like we were above the clouds in the horizon. Excellent skyline and views of all across the New York City and nearby boroughs. It was fabulous for me and my brother. Hope to come some other time and moving from NYC after seeing... More 

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I know there are 2 other towers you could go up too but this one has plenty of history. This is one of the symbol of New York. We decided to go up by night and bought the ticket in advance. Went up around 9 pm. It is opened until to 2 am! Did not have any queue! Lovely Art... More 

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I booked an express access weeks before my visit to the US. It was my first time in New York City and so I thought I should not missed the Empire State Observatory. I visited on September 15 at around 8:30 AM and it was a swift journey up until the observatory deck at the 86th floor due to my... More 

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We opted for the VIP experience, which allows you to cut the lines and go all the way to the top of the building. This saved us a lot of time waiting in the long lines, so if you can afford to do so, it is definitely worth it. The observation dock on the 86th floor was packed with people.... More 

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Great place to visit, all the employees was very kind. All the family pass a great time and was perfect for the childrens

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It was my second time visiting Empire Estate and Im still thrilled everytime I was on top. The view is amazing! Just make sure you buy your ticket online and go all the way up to 102nd. Buying ticket in advance saves you an hour of queuing just to buy ticket onsite.

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