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Inspiring Views of NYC & Beyond Atop the Empire State Building

For some of the best views of New York City and beyond, visit the iconic Empire State Building located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets, just a few blocks from The Evelyn. Towering 1,454 feet, this world-famous art deco skyscraper is a staple of the NYC skyline and one of New York's most visited tourist attractions.
 
Rise to one of two observation decks with unparalleled views. Ride the elevator up to the 86th floor to the highest open-air observatory in the city. Look out of the high-powered binoculars for forever views of Central Park, the East River, Times Square, the Hudson River, The Brooklyn Bridge, and The Statue of Liberty. Travel up to the 102nd floor to the Top Deck and get a bird's eye view of the city-up to 80 miles out.
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Details

 

Hours

  • Open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
 

Prices

  • Top & Main Deck: Adults: $57
  • Children: $51
  • Seniors (65+): $55
  • VIP Express: $85
 

Events

  • Group Tours
  • Tower Lightings
 

Activities

  • Tours
  • Observation Decks
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Exhibits
 

Map/Directions

 

FAQs

  • Why does the Empire State Building change colors?

    The lights at the top of the Empire State Building change colors to celebrate holidays and events throughout the year. The computer-driven LED light system is capable of displaying 16 million colors, which can turn instantaneously. Catch a lighting ceremony in person or a music light show broadcast on iHeartMedia stations. For a full schedule of the tower lights and reasons for the lighting, please see the Tower Lights schedule.
  • What is the Empire State Building famous for?

    The Empire State Building continues to be one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and a staple of the New York skyline. At 1,454 feet tall, this art-deco skyscraper held the record of being the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of One World Trade Center. A symbol on NYC and its pride, the Empire State Building, has been featured in more than 250 TV shows and major motion pictures including King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle.
 

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