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Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

Munich, Germany
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Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

OK... I would like to check out the sights from one of these platforms... but which one would people recommend and why? Cheers

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1. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

Hi I think the Top of the rock is better. Ive done both the ESB has the fence around the top as the Top of the rock is all glass and on 3 levels for taking better pics. Go up day and night you will find this 1 of the best things you will do in the city.

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2. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

I recommend both.

From TOTR, you have a great view of the ESB and Central Park.

From the ESB, you get a great view of the Chrysler Building (it's partially obscured by the Met Life Building when at TOTR). Plus it's the Empire State Building! You just have to go up the ESB. It's iconic. You get that iconic feeling that TOTR just can't give you.

Do TOTR during the day and ESB at night.

Tampa, FL
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3. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

I think TOTR is better! At night, you can get a beautiful picture of ESB. I've done both, and it's just my opinion. I wouldn't do ESB again. :O)

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4. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

I would do both however i prefer ESB cos I have a fear of heights and feel saver being fenced in rather than being exposed by all the perspex on the TOTR, from the ESB you gat a good view of my favorite building "the Chrysler Building" from the TOTR, however from TOTR you get a good view of ESb so the choice is yours

Munich, Germany
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5. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

Thanks for everyones input... I get the impression that the ESB is more crowded so was trying to gauge if the view would be worth it? I dont like long queues and large crowds in small spaces...

cheers

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6. Re: Best view in town? Empire State or The Rock??

If you don't like crowds and small spaces, then I would recommend you stay away from ESB. Although I love it, and it's so famous, I've been there dozens of times (touring friends from abroad) and there is almost always long lines, cramped elevators, and lots of people.

Sounds like TOTR might fit your tastes better.

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