The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of 443.2 m. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years. The Empire State Building is currently the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 35th-tallest in the world. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors. It has 6,500 windows and 73 elevators, and there are 1,860 steps from street level to the 102nd floor. Approximately 21,000 employees work in the building each day, making the Empire State Building the second-largest single office complex in America.

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  • B. Gold

    - 06 September 2018 -

    Grandiose architectural masterpiece, 102 story 1250 feet(380m) a total of 1454 feet (443.2 m) including its antenna, spectacular building was finished May 1 st. 1931. It was a farm field in 18 century before came to the possession of prominent family Waldorf Astoria who built hotel there and later relocated hotel to Park Avenue where still stands fabulous hotel Waldorf Astoria. 3500 people mostly Italian and Irish immigrants built Empires State building around the clock, finished in 14 months, 45 days before scheduled date. Contains 10 million bricks and 5 acres of windows. It’s named after New York State nickname ‘Empire State’. When you are there you’ve been transported to times imagining people transforming this real estate to timeless, iconic landmark that offers 360 views of mesmerizing city. Breathtaking views are fantastic just like New York itself. Over 250 movies were filmed there King King in 1933 being the first one. It has been popular tourist attraction since opening. Over 4 million people a year enjoy spectacular views and amazingly magnificent landmark. If you are lucky to find yourself at 102 story observatory deck soaking the spirits of majestic, spectacular New York City count your blessings, being on the top of the highest building you will visit in you lifetime, crown jewel of American history visited by many Kings, Queens, Presidents, and dignitaries is truly a blessing.

  • Ray Montalvo

    - 24 August 2018 -

    The experience has been turned into a series of retail gimmicks. Brought my family to enjoy what I did years ago only now it is a series of cracks at your wallet. Once we got past the entry shots (which floor, Express, pictures in front of back drop), we enjoyed the history and views. Then they try to get you when leaving by shuttling you away from elevators and through the gift shop. Again views were spectacular but could deal with less grabs at my wallet.

  • Váróczy Csongor

    - 13 August 2018 -

    During our trip in NYC we decided to go up to the top of the building. The ticket price was not cheap but for the view and the service that they provide it is absolutely worth it. Naturally the queue was enormous but surprisingly we only had to wait 10 minutes for the elevator. The lift itself was another amazing experience. It took a bit more than half a minute to get to the top and to my amazement we could watch a film of how the tower was built. First there was an indoor room with huge glass windows and information boards about the tower. With another elevator we went up to the outdoor viewpoint. I was shocked when I first saw the panorama. It was breathtaking to see the whole city and the other famous buildings. I think it was an unforgettable experience.

  • 365 charcoal

    - 06 August 2018 -

    All staffs are so kind and cool! Especially at the ride! I can't forget what you have done for me at the ride/attraction. I was so happy and was glad to could come there. It's also includes security guard. I love to visit again and again. This is the American mind and humanity! Love the States!

  • danielly dearruda

    - 31 July 2018 -

    The view this building has to offer is absolutely stunning. You can see the whole city with a 360 view. They had telescopes there for you to better see small detailed. The staff was well organized and managed to get a lot of people from the first floor to the second floor in an orderly fashion. The elevator was a small detail but I loved it. They had a led display I believe with cool illustration on our way up and down the building. I got to take super cool photos while up there. The gift shop is also not but, just a bit on the pricey side but nothing too bad. My overall experience at the Empire State was awesome and I would definitely recommend any friends and family to stop by on their next trip to New York City. It definitely was a great adventure to learn about this building from back in the days. If you are reading his then you should definitely not think twice about visiting!

  • Mohammed Rasel

    - 26 July 2018 -

    Wonderous! Elegant! We felt transported through time when we walked into the building. Staff was courteous and efficient. We didn't have much time to explore the displays which was unfortunate as I would have loved to learn more about the building's history. The views of the city were amazing....from all sides. The open air observation deck was great, made me feel almost like part of the city. So much history this building has seen and been a part of. If I ever get the opportunity to visit NYC again I will make it a point to come back to this great building.

  • James Rhodes

    - 24 July 2018 -

    Amazing views!! Very informative and interesting history provided in museum quality displays. You'll learn everything about the building. Incredible architecture throughout the experience. The staff are EVERYWHERE and very helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Clean, accessible, and handled crowds well. Not cheap. Don't go up if you fear heights.

  • Spencer Truscott

    - 26 June 2018 -

    Where to start. This building is an iconic building with a beautiful view of the sprawling metropolis that is Manhattan and on as far as the eye can see (and the weather will permit). Please do take your time to appreciate the splendour, beauty and craftsmanship that has gone into this building. Consider also how quickly it was completed and the attention to detail on the interior. Its is a phenomenal interior with vast amounts of beautiful marble and the amazing art deco design that make the building so special. Then upto the viewing levels, the view is fantastic and mesmerizing. Its always such a pleasure to enjoy the peace and quiet atop one of the largest buildings in Manhattan whilst looking down on all the busy streets below. Love love love this building and the staff were great.

  • Brian Dall

    - 24 June 2018 -

    Sure it is"touristy" but when you are a tourist, that's OK. It is another classic location you've probably seen in dozens of movies and it is cool being there. It is also an absolutely amazing piece of engineering and architecture, even after all the years. The building has style and class. Also great views of the city and other iconic buildings. The staff was friendly. The experience is definitely worth more than the ticket price. We bought advance tickets outside as part of a package, which saves time versus waiting to buy them when you get there. Just choose a reputable vendor.

  • Chandrashekhar Tilak

    - 21 June 2018 -

    This oldest tall building offers a unique view of New York from the top. But at first, one has to go through a security check. After that, the first set of lifts leads the visitor to an intermediate stop in the building. While in the lift, one can enjoy a movie projected on the roof. The movie recounts how the building has evolved from the podium to the pinnacle. The sight from the interim stop is also engaging. However, to gain a more magnificent view, one needs to take the second lift & reach the top. The view from here is utterly breathtaking.

  • Honza Peša

    - 15 May 2018 -

    Just save yourself 20 bucks and don't buy the 102 floor pass, you won't notice the difference from the 80th. The 86th open air observation deck is the real deal anyway, there you must go.

  • Ehab salem

    - 28 April 2018 -

    Must seen location

  • Louise de Paus

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Observatorium is gaaf

  • Joshefo Jacques

    - 08 April 2018 -

    Best view of NYC

  • Kadir Sengul

    - 22 March 2018 -

    Freezing cold but worth it

  • Steven Dugas

    - 05 March 2018 -

    Same stunning view as it’s always been, but with the addition of all the glitzy trappings, the old charm has been lost. And, at $37 per person, it no longer passes the price/value test for me.

  • Vallyri

    - 03 March 2018 -

    the view from the ground is more iconic.

  • Ece Bolat

    - 05 February 2018 -

    Recommended around sunset time. You can get to see both day and night views. Crazy cold and windy around winter time.

  • Gillian May

    - 06 January 2018 -

    Beautiful view of the city

  • Elisabeth Longshore

    - 05 January 2018 -

    Amazing views of the city! Try to catch sunset up there if you can!

Empire State Building tours

Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Along the way, become a part of history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the...

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York

Daytime or night-time - anytime is the right time to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Perched 70 stories above the city at Rockefeller Plaza, the panoramic views of Manhattan are unequaled anywhere else in New York City. Breathtaking vistas stretch for miles in every direction. You'll see...

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! A hop-on-hop-off bus tour is the ideal way to explore every corner of the Big Apple and, with lively tour guides to keep you entertained and informed, you are sure to learn facts old and new about the city that never...

New York CityPASS

Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, transport and contact information, plus insider tips so you can get the most out of your visit to New York City. It's all you need to see the best of the city that never sleeps! Your New York CityPASS includes tickets...

Empire State Building Ticket with Optional VIP Skip-the-Line

Choose between different skip-the-Line options and ascend to the 86th floor for incredible panoramic views over New York from the highest open-air observatory in New York. This flexible date ticket allows you to plan your visit around the weather.

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a bus transfer, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11...

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