An iconic Art Deco skyscraper and one of the best known buildings in New York. It got its name from the city’s nickname the "Empire State". For many years, it was the tallest building in the world (from 1931 to 1970) and even today it remains among the tallest buildings in the USA and in the world.
The Empire State Building's top floors offer spectacular views of the city (especially during the sunrise and the sunset). You can see all the important New York icons from there (e.g. Central Park, Chrysler Building or the Hudson River). Consider the weather before heading there, though, because it might affect your visit quite heavily.
The building appears in the King Kong film in its most iconic scene where the gigantic ape climbs it in order to escape its pursuers. Other well-known films that feature the Empire State Building are Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and Independence Day.
If you want to avoid the long queues, you can buy your tickets online.
If you wish to get to the Empire State Building by the public transport, you can get there by subway (Lines B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W, 6) or by PATH (rail system).
Daily: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Last elevator up at 1:15 a.m.
Main deck only (86th Floor):
Seniors (62+): $36
Children (ages 6 - 12): $32
No waiting ticket (all visitors ages 6+): $65
Main Deck + Top Deck (86th and 102nd Floor):
Seniors (62+): $56
Children (ages 6 - 12): $52
No waiting ticket: $85
If you buy tickets online, you can go straight to the observation deck.
Other tours available as well, please check the official website for further information.
Official website http://esbnyc.com/
Address 350 5th Avenue, 10018, New York City
Coordinates 40°44'54.352" N -73°59'8.364" E