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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited twice and both times were great. So worth it. The boys had a great time. The lines were smooth and very organize. We had the NY City Pass, which was worth it. We highly recommend it. We got the 6 attraction pass but...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most memorable & beautiful uses of the Empire State building was in ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ (an all time favourite), so it was pretty amazing to go up live and live in the movies. I loved being on top and having the VERY...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing experience from 85th floor. We loved new york. I would strongly suggest to visit. We like to visit the City one more time in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time touring the Empire State Building, and we were no let down. Great views, fast lines, and courteous employees. A must on any visit to the Apple!!!!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I lost my phone when visiting the ESB and my contacts, business discussions,..... My stay in new york is a nightmare without communication

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very enjoyable, fantastic view! I shall definitely return. It was a hot rainy day and to look down on to the clouds was absolutely breathtaking.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I visited NYC. This was my first time there so we hit all the main tourist stops and I have to say The Empire State Building was one of my favorites! The elevator was fast and smooth, you don’t even realize your...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go on a clear day and the views are spectacular. A must do when touring in NYC. We had express tickets which were worth the extra money as we could skip all of the lines.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the 86th floor by night. The view was amazing. The organisation a little less (we stopped at the 80th floor and had to go by stairs to the 86th because the elevators was full and it was crowded). but definitly worth it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating to learn all about the construction of this marvelous building! Then the views were incredible! Everyone along the way was polite and helpful! Great experience! Loved it!

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Stewartclaire
1 August 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Stewartclaire, Thank you for purchasing tickets! Since your first name matches that of the ticket, you shouldn’t have any issues using your ticket. If you are asked, please just let our security staff at the building... More
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Kyle K
31 July 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Kyle K, We are thrilled to hear about your proposal. We do not have any restrictions regarding proposals. However, please note that we typically ask guests to empty their pockets (similar to airport security). We... More
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neil s
29 July 2018|
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Response from Patty F | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets online, on their website we bought VIP tickets and it was worth it, we skipped the lines and were treated like VIP.
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