Recently visited New York and one of the attractions we saw was the empire state building. The views from the top are amazing. We purchased the tickets from a kirb side agent who was selling them in conjuntcion with the touring bus that goes around the city,he guaranteed we would be fast tracked once we were inside, It fast tracks all the ticket boxes,If you purchase the tickets inside it will take longer. Be prepared to wait even if you have purchased tickets on line.On a busy day it can take more than an hour to reach the top once you are in line. It is a must see if you are in New York it is a great experience but make sure it is a nice day when we were there it was so clear we had 360 degree views, it was spectacular !!!!!