We bought two tickets each for $38 and used the fast track mode to reach the 86th floor. Went through the same procedure of security check as in the airport. The view was spectacular on that clear sky day. If you are visiting for the first time, would recommend the audio system sold for $10, this explains the history and the details of each sight from window 2 to 7.
This building, tops out to 1250 feet, and there are 2,85,0000 rentable square feet making it the largest office buildings in the world. The tower surpasses the height of Chrysler building.
A visit to Empire State building is a must.
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