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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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A wonderful experience!

Brought friends from Scotland who have dreamed of seeing NYC from the ESB and they were thrilled! We had skip the line passes which were awesome! Staff attentive, helpful and... read more

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Brought friends from Scotland who have dreamed of seeing NYC from the ESB and they were thrilled! We had skip the line passes which were awesome! Staff attentive, helpful and smiling.

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Lahore Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Worth it everyone should visit this place. Worth it everyone should visit this place. Worth it everyone should visit this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This had to be one of the most glorious experiences of my life. We went at dinner time, so there was no harsh sun and the breezes were grand. It was a hot week in New York, but I guess it had cooled a bit (maybe to 90 or upper 80's) at the time we went there. We paid the... More 

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Chambery, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great view, not too many people ( it was 2pm on a weekday) A bit of a maze to get to the elevators but it was worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We purchased the VIP Express Pass on-line before we visited the ESB. The difference is hour(s) in que lines versus approximately 15 minutes to the observation deck. Many of the security guards are knowledgeable and helpful, but remember they are security, not tour guides. The views, the history, make ESB a must see when you visit NYC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Buy your tickets online to pass by the long queue at the counter! Even inside you need to wait a lot of time in the queue (I was there in the afternoon on a sunny Wednesday). The main deck on the 86th floor is very crowded. Walk around 360 degrees, take some pictures and then do not miss to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

An amazing experience seeing NYC from the 102 floor at night. HIGHLY recommended. On a clear night it's amazing you can see for miles. Paying that bit extra is well and truly worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The first time that i experience height from above 300 m building, especially the high speed elevator. I mean it took us under one minute to make it from ground floor till the 80th story, a little bit more than the time needed for my building elevator to get me to my apartment on the 7th!what a great experience for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

a very amaizing atraction with my daughter , a views Of nyc ny night incredible, people who works there very kindly, the best

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very nice view and friendly staff, the clothes that employees ware are very nice! If you want to see NYC from above, then the Empire State Building is a good idea to visit. We visited it at night.

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