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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
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+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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Amazing Experience. Amazing Views. Lovedo every minute. Staff were nice butility tense. Nice atmosphere.

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Amazing Experience. Amazing Views. Lovedo every minute. Staff were nice butility tense. Nice atmosphere.

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I'll be honest, go up freedom tower and enjoy the view of the Empire State Building. This place (although historic) is dated and just not really worth paying to go up.

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We walked to the Empire State from our hotel. Tickets are a bit pricy, but well worth it.. went to the observation deck on the 86 th floor at night, a great view

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Having lived in NYC for over 30 years it's hard to believe that I had never been up to the top of the Empire State Building until recently. It was truly spectacular--a crystal clear winter night with the city alive with lights. We went late so there wasn't much of crowd.

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Amazing views of the city. A must see when visiting New York! The lift to the top is super quick! A great photo opportunity.

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I really enjoyed my visit to the Empire State Building. As with similar attractions in the city, it is well organized and as a result, any waiting around is kept at a minimum given the amount of traffic through the building. If you get the opportunity do download the free audio tour on your phone. It isn't so much a... More 

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Visited on a sunny day in February and enjoyed the stunning views across NY. The building itself is also beautiful. Having said that, if you only have time for one rooftop trip then the Rockefeller has clearer views as the view is not obstructed by fencing. Whilst there we purchased city passes which were great value for money, however it... More 

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Fantastic view of Manhattan an absolute ' must do ' when visiting New York staff very helpful and professional.

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An amazing view, unique classy decor and friendly staff who were full of information. Just topped off an amazing holiday

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A truly fantastic experience, with 360degrees viewing of New York, what's not to love! I would recommend this to anyone. Tip: go mid morning for reduced waiting times.

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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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the 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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