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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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Stunning views

Took a daytime trip up to the observation deck, and wish I had gone back again in the night. The views of the city are incredible and definitely worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a daytime trip up to the observation deck, and wish I had gone back again in the night. The views of the city are incredible and definitely worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's one of the highest huge skyscrapers in Manhattan. Although it's not beautiful architecturally speaking but you can feel this building has its own strong character. unfortunately we didn't have the chance to go up on the 86th floor to see the views from there due to the enormous crowd.

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Today I had visited this attraction & Visited the 82nd & 86th floor. The views from both floors are amazing. 82nd is indoors with plenty of windows in order to capture plenty of amazing photos! 86th being outdoors is safe and the staff throughout the whole experience were friendly and seemed helpful. Would definitely be recommending this attraction and showing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The New York city skyline is one of the best there is in the United States. To see it from up here is incredible. If you're in the city on a clear day, or night, definitely pass by for a visit. Wait times usually aren't very long, despite the lines looking long. It's worth the wait!

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Christmas in ny. Planing places to go. Be carefully. If you want transportation NY is a most. Get good clothes for cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing experience .... incredible views... we got lucky and had a beautiful clear morning ! Beautiful building from the moment you enter the lobby. If your budget stretches go VIP then you can go to the very top deck which is awesome!

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This is must, we went up as the sun went down and stayed a while to watch all he lights coming on. We went to the open air 86th floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't think a trip to New York would be complete without going here. We went about 10 of clock in morning and wasn't much of a queue and wasn't very full up which I think made all the difference.

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Loved the doorman! He said "Nothing too see here today ladies!" The clouds were too heavy, he advised us to come back another time....

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Our favorite ! Tip : going late, 11pm like, allows for smaller queuing and almost private feel to the visit.

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