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Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Phone Number: +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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US$ 34.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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US$ 149.00*
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Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass...
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US$ 99.00*
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NYC It All: 4-in-1 Sightseeing Pass

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My daughter and I stayed at a hotel round the corner and a visit to The Empire was a must. Huge, fantastic view over NY. BuT also a bit frightening being so far up. Well organised... read more

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We made it inside the main entrance but were not able to go to the observation deck. The main entrance was beautiful.

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at a hotel round the corner and a visit to The Empire was a must. Huge, fantastic view over NY. BuT also a bit frightening being so far up. Well organised and friendly staff.

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Amazing views of Manhattan. But the lines getting to the 86th floor insane. Weaving through stantion after stantion, in a very hot building with winter clotihing. Must be a better way. We arrived at 10:00 a.m. and reached the top at 11:30

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You can see the entire city from the top. It was breathtaking. The lines were not long and the staff were extra friendly.

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If you go to NY it is a must see and the view is great. Long lines but they moved fairly quickly so we didn't have to wait long. Of course all I could think about was the movie sleepless in Seattle.

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It's a must do element of any trip to NYC. The beauty of this building is the location, you can see Central Park, both rivers and Liberty Island, it put Manhattan in perspective for us.

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Went to Empire State Building last night... perfect time.. no queues .. New York lovely at night.. staff friendly ...

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Climbing the empire is like climbing an icon. The ticket is not cheap, especially if you would like to reach the top level; however it is really worth it the experience. If you decide to reach the top level, it is better to buy one ticket at the main counter, rather than queuing again at the top.

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Was surprised how exspensive it was , if you go to the Top,92nd floor will cost $54 per person, bit. Rich for what it is. Top Tip . you only need to go to the 86th,floor this is where you go outside and take all your pictures the 92nd floor you can't go outside, so waste of time as views... More 

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Too much of a queue, go to Rockefeller centre much much quicker and just as nice if not better. Be careful with your online tickets as attendant ripped off barcode and ruined the rest of my planned trips therefore meant I had to pay for every other resort a second time as I had no barcode for them to scan,,,... More 

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