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Reviewed today

what a fantastic experience it was to go up to the 86th observatory floor,it was cold a windy when we went up,but its well worth a visit

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Reviewed today

Great renovation. To the entry. The best views of the city. We could see Macy’s. The Chrysler building and so much more

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Reviewed yesterday

Iconic building.....great photos from a distance, especially in evening when lit . Easy to find , another 'must see' ticked off list!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good view, not so high like I have imagined!
Good to see the sunset there and take some pictures!
Go with jackets

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Reviewed yesterday

Thought it was gonna take longer, but fortunately it was a short wait for the lift to the 80th floor and from there we just used the stairs to get to the top (viewing point). with so many things to do in NY, the only think you do not want to do is waste time waiting in lines so it was good ticking the Empire State on the list in an hour or so.

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Reviewed yesterday

Well organized, beautiful view over New YorkPity that there's no possibility to visit rooms/offices/spaces in rest of building

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Reviewed yesterday

When it comes to panoramic views of Ny, is very hard to compete with the view you get from the Empire State. It’s just incredible, and it makes for amazing pictures.The only downfall would be that it gets quite pricey, the ticket until the 86th floor is 37$ per person and it costs and extra 18 if you want to go to the very top.

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Reviewed yesterday

Great view. Amazing building. Staff were very friendly and informative. The place is definitely a must see place if you’re in New York.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s probably not the best city views I ever had but as it’s so iconic he needs to be done once
It’s costs $38 dollars to get to the 86th floor and an additional $20 to go to the 102nd floor. I went to the 102nd floor but I actually preferred the 86th floor as you can go outside for the views. As expected it’s pretty busy but well organized.

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Reviewed yesterday

We were blessed with beautiful weather, but that aside, from beginning to end, the experience was great. We were assisted by friendly staff at every encounter. We purchased Express tickets ahead of our trip, but on the day we visited, they were not necessary. I do not know how you would know this until you actually arrive. If you wait to buy tickets until you arrive, and then find that you NEED the Express, you will have to stand in line to buy them. I had read in a review that if you have Express tickets, you need to mention that you have Express before each line that you enter, as you are automatically directed to the regular line for elevators, etc, going up and coming down. We found this to be true. Our family left the ESB, totally satisfied and happy with the experience. While waiting for an elevator to leave the top, we chatted with a member of the staff, who has worked there for 20 years. She had experienced 9/11 there, as well as the "miracle on the Hudson". She was delightful. I love New Yorkers!

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