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Empire State Building Observatory


At 1,453 feet from base to tip, the Empire State Building may no longer be top of in the world’s highest chart, but it still ranks as one of the most beautiful.

102 storeys high, it symbolises the hopes and aspirations of New Yorkers. At ground level, the art deco lobby has elegant marble walls and stunning golden murals, on the  2nd floor is the Sustainability Exhibition, and the 80th floor houses the Dare to Dream Exhibition.

Pick up a multimedia device at the Visitors Centre, and explore!  The 86th floor observatory, 1050ft above the bustling city streets, offers panoramic views over 5 states on a clear day from its glass enclosed pavilion and open air terrace.

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Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the World’s Most Famous Office Building. A symbol of dreams and aspirations, the Empire State Building connects with people around the world. A beacon for international and domestic tourists alike, the Empire State Building is a New York City and a National Historic Landmark.

Included with your entry voucher is an all new Multimedia Experience. It is an easy to navigate handheld device, which has a wealth of educational information regarding the building's history, sustainability, renovations, along with images, videos and quizzes. 
Currently the guide is available in eight languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean).

Please note: This ticket includes entry to the 86th Floor Observatory only. To gain access to the 102nd Floor, an additional fee is required and can be paid direct to the Empire State Building upon arrival.

Why not combine your visit to Empire State Building with other famous attractions and activities in New York City such as New York Water Taxi or Skyline Sightseeing

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The world-famous 86th and 102nd floor Observatories offer unmatched views of New York City and on a clear day one can see to New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Delaware. 1,050 feet above the city’s bustling streets, the 86th floor Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass-enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. 200 feet higher, our 102nd floor Observatory is a private and serene perch in the middle of the greatest city in the world.

The Observatories have been a “must visit” for millions each year since it opened to the public in 1931. Each year approximately four million people are whisked to our 86th and 102nd floors, consistently one of New York City’s top tourist attractions. Visit the Observatories 365 days per year, day and night, rain or shine, for magnificent views of Manhattan and beyond.

The Empire State Building embodies the feeling and spirit of New York City. It is recognized not only as an iconic landmark offering some of the most spectacular views on earth, but also as an international symbol of shared hopes, dreams, and accomplishment.

Building Information 

  • 1,050 feet to the 86th floor Observatory

  • 1,250 feet to the 102nd floor Observatory

  • 1,453 feet, 8 9/16 inches to the tip of the broadcast tower

  • Broadcast tower adds 203 feet 8 9/16 inches

  • 103 floors

  • 1,872 steps to the 103rd floor

  • Sits on 79,288 square feet, approximately 2 acres

  • Weighs 365,000 tons

  • Volume is 37 million cubic feet

  • 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone & granite exterior cladding

  • An estimated ten million bricks were used in construction

  • 730 tons of aluminum and stainless steel were used in construction

  • 57,000 tons of steel were used in construction

  • Contains 473 miles of electrical wiring and 70 miles of pipe

  • 6,514 windows

  • 210 columns at the base support the entire weight of the building

  • Construction was completed in one year and 45 days

  • Seven million man-hours went into constructing the Empire State Building

  • Final cost of property and construction was $41 million

  • 73 elevators

  • Five entrances

  • 2.85 million rentable square feet

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