Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, New York City

4.5

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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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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    00:00 - 02:00, 08:00 - 02:00

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Reviews

  • Adrian Nah

    5
    - 27 May 2018 -

    Look for Hugo and Siobhan. Fantastic service and fabulous staffs. Guides have very good knowledge. Oh yes please do book the premium and vip ones. Very much worth the price and service. It helps greatly in speeding up the tour process. Just like fast pass but with an extra service thrown in with guide.

  • Kaylee Haines

    5
    - 14 May 2018 -

    Always a really cool place to visit when you go to New York! Its very interesting and has a ton of history! They have an entire walk through that goes through the buildings beginnings, all the way to now. Then you get to go on the observation deck and look out to the city! Its a gorgeous view! You must go at least once!

  • Rhea Basu

    5
    - 26 April 2018 -

    The view from the 86th floor is breathtaking. You would feel like spending hours there. The best view of New York City undoubtedly. I couldn't visit the top floor as it was closed for renovation. If you want to go smooth visit this place on a weekday. It was so cool on a weekday. On weekends and holidays it is extremely crowded. You can jump queues but that would mean spending about $ 30 more which doesn't make much sense to me.

  • William Woodard

    5
    - 22 April 2018 -

    Amazing building with amazing history... How could you visit New York City without a stop at the Empire State Building? Some famous places are disappointing but the Empire State Building was not. They handle tourists efficiently and with respect - at least we were treated that way. We were, however, visiting in winter and it was not crowded so we experienced no waiting. We received tickets as a part of our NYC tour package so I can't comment on the cost. The views are wonderful. The history of the building and its construction was very interesting to this engineer and I could have spent more time reading about the history but others in the group weren't quite as fascinated! There are many amazing places in NYC so I don't know if I would consider this an absolute must see but my visit was certainly worthwhile.

  • Chelsy McInnis

    4
    - 19 April 2018 -

    The view from the Empire State Building is surprisingly very different from The Top of the Rock (my favorite). You truly only see lights for as far as the eye can see, and it is absolutely breathtaking. Be forewarned that it can get incredibly windy, so be careful wearing loose tops (I had an accidental flashing moment) or hats. I would also recommend buying the tickets in advance and printing them out on the kiosk for convenience. The building is open until 2 AM, which makes it the perfect nightcap. We breezed through the non-existent lines after midnight which made getting to the view even better.

  • PARTH JOSHI

    5
    - 16 April 2018 -

    After coming down on a crystal clear night after seeing everything that anyone can imagine seeing, I guess that I had a really glowing expression, because one of the tour guides told me that it looks like that "I am feeling no pain". And he was completely, totally, absolutely right!! I also recommend the lobby restaurant called the State Grill and Bar. Great drinks, gigantic New York Sirloins and a beautiful Art Deco atmosphere. This also gives you the additional privilege of wondering all around the entire lobby floor. The sites are incredible, the multicolored marble walls and floors, the 24 karat gold ceilings, the giant mural of the Empire State Building broadcasting out to the world, and the amazing bridges three levels above connecting one upper holloway to another.

  • Natasha Price

    5
    - 17 March 2018 -

    Words can't describe! A photo comes with the admission cost. A good photo with paper matte or frame. Stay up there for as long as you want. If u go in May I'm told the lines aren't as long- try not to go in the middle of summer longest lines& hot. Where comfy shoes. If you go to NYC it's a must do. You can see for days!

  • Gregory

    4
    - 30 January 2018 -

    I must see monument of course... massive when you see it from the top and very impressive when you reach the 86th floor and things look so small when you stirring down... the experience is great when you entering the lobby and everything is so cool and great... but I must admit that I wasn’t impressed with their stuff... some guys were great and kind but some other especially when you check in were rude and fooling around... it was a guy from Chile and he couldn’t understand the instruction those guys giving him... so they were making fun of him and it was bad... it’s a disgrace... we’re not cavemen or something... anyway this experience was amazing for me but also a tourist attraction, but I can understand that...

  • Andrea Leigh

    4
    - 29 January 2018 -

    Amazing, of course. It was my second time visiting, but I went with some colleagues because we had a meeting there. However, the top floor was closed when we were there and it now costs (gulp) $60 to visit! We went Friday at 5:30 p.m., and there was absolutely no line. When we were leaving around 6 or 6:30, there was a huge line to come in. So amazing, you can see the entire city from up there. If you plan to go out on the observation deck during the winter, remember that it's outdoors, and bring a warm coat.

  • Carmen Rossi

    5
    - 27 January 2018 -

    magical! My experience was magical! I had the opportunity to go in the night. The whole experience is very special since you enter and buy the tickets to go up. When you get to the side of the viewpoint is simply magical, you are left speechless to see every city in its splendor. It is very beautiful. It was night and seeing the whole city of New York with its lights on makes you think how small we are and how wonderful this is. Life is full of these moments. if you have the opportunity go and visit the empire state building. you will treasure it in your memory

  • 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!

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