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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

The view was good, I went to buy a VIP ticket but it was nice to be able to move quickly without waiting.And the staff was very kind.

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Reviewed yesterday

Go! Don't hesitate. I feel the price was reasonable for the experience and the views. It's a stunning building and when we went (21/10/17) the skies were blue and we could see for miles. So glad I went. Highlight of NYC for me.

Thank HVB2689
Reviewed yesterday

We went to the ESB at approximately 10:30 pm, almost no lines. The view was awesome! I totally recommend the night visit. Take a jacket, it was very windy up there (we were there on Oct 4, 2017).

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Reviewed yesterday

The views are incredible The place was very crowded and there was a long wait for access to the 80th floor and even worse for the 86th although you could walk the 6 floors. At the hotel concierge's suggestion we arrived with tickets which meant...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s the epitome of NYC for me. My 3rd visit and I still enjoy going to the Empire State. Short queues on a late morning visit.

Thank Trixiebelle76
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When in New York you need to go up. Interesting building. An icon of New York. Fantastic views. Easy to get a ticket and you can quickly get to the top- unlike top of the rock which I think seems out of tickets!

Thank Kitty8704
Reviewed yesterday

Great spot and experience to see the city, all ends, on multiple levels! Great time up there with a great friend; had it been night, it'd have a date feeling to it ;)

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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the Empire State the first evening we arrived in the city to see the view at night time. We had a really clear evening so got some really great views which we were really pleased about. The staff were mostly nice although...More

Thank Lo B
Reviewed yesterday

Go up to the 86th Floor. You won't regret it (even if you're afraid of heights like me)!!! The view really blew me away!

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing view of the Empire State Building from our hotel so had to visit. We went at 6pm on a Saturday, paid on entry, wouldnt bother with the fast track unless the queues are out of the door. Really busy on the...More

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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
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Frank I
18 October 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Frank, Thank you for your inquiry! You can purchase tickets to our 102nd floor Observatory for $20 per person either at the ticketing booth or at the kiosks on our 80th floor. We look forward to your visit!
20 September 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi helenandandy, Please note the only valid ticket that allows you to skip all lines in the building is our Express Pass, also called a VIP pass. It's best to purchase the VIP ticket in full on our website or in our... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi jessicapuddy, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to receive your tickets when purchased online. If you do not receive them during that time we recommend either calling us directly or... More