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Empire State Building Tickets & Tours

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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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 restored lobby and murals.  There is a free multi-media tour and exhibits tracing its construction how it became one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world.  Open from 8am to 2am, along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items there are seven dining options from the fine cuisine of State Grill and Bar to Chipotle.  It’s an easy walk from Times and Madison Squares and just up the street from Macy’s.


  • Panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade or climate controlled viewing galleries from the Heart of New York City.
  • World-renowned art deco masterpiece modernized for the 21st century with sustainability and historical exhibits.
  • Download theNEW MULTIMEDIA APP – The Empire State Building Experience delivers more than a breathtaking view from the heart of New York – it’s an architectural, engineering and cultural icon, and the Official Empire State Building Guide is a must-have. The app serves as your own personal tour guide, taking you all the way from the ground floor to the 360° open-air views of the Observation deck.  Download it for free from the App Store and Google play.  Available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portugese, Spanish, and German. 

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 at theObservatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th floor kiosk.  Tickets are good for 3 months from the date selected when purchasing.

Advice for Visitors:

  • Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and nighttime views.
  • Enjoy live music on most Thursday - Saturday evenings after 21.00.
  • Check the Time to the Top* at www.empirestatebuilding.com or by calling (877) NYC-VIEW (692-8439).  Average general admission ticket travel time from upon entering security, through our two exhibits, to the 86th floor Observation Deck. Updated every 2 minutes.
  • Best time to visit:  For more space and less wait, visit between 08.00 and 10.00 or after 22.00.
  • Visitors with tickets purchased online will go with their voucher directly to the ticket window after the security check.​
  • The Observatory is wheelchair accessible.


Please Note: The Empire State Building Observatory requires hardcopy (printed) versions of the tickets you receive from us to enter. If you are unable to print your tickets prior to your arrival, and you have the confirmation email with the link to your tickets on your mobile device, you can usually have them printed for a small fee at the Fedex Kinko's located on the Lobby level of the Empire State Building near the corner of W. 33rd St and 5th Avenue (350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118). Top Deck: 102nd Floor - For an additional charge.

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.

Accessibility: The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. We have handicapped restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory and also have lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted. The 86th Floor has ramps to make getting around easier and lowered viewing walls so that visitors in chairs can still take in the view. 

Additional Options:
102nd Floor Observatory: Upgrade available at Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th floor kiosk.
Express Pass: Purchase exclusively from the official Empire State Building onsite ticket office on the day of arrival to move to the front the line. 

Dining: State Grill and Bar offers a prix fixe dinner package to observatory guests with fresh locally sourced foods prepared in our glass enclosed kitchen and unique, local craft beers and cocktails. There are also two Starbucks, a café, Chipotle, Sushi-teria, and the budget minded Heartland Brewery.

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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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.