New York City’s World Famous Empire State Building

Your trip to New York City isn’t complete without visiting Manhattan’s world famous Empire State Building!

The Empire State, its name derived from the nickname for New York, is an office building and communications tower featuring an art deco design, typical of pre–World War II architecture in NY. The 102-story landmark is located in the heart of NYC, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. For 40 years it stood as the world’s tallest building until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following 9-11, Manhattan‘s Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York City.

Visit their 86th Floor Observatory, featuring legendary views indoors and out, with a spacious promenade and glass-enclosed area ($20.21 per adult). From there, you’ll see stunning 360 degree views of New York including all of Manhattan, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, and even New Jersey.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
Hours: 8am-2am, 365 days a year
Tel: (212) 736-3100
esbnyc.com

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  • Viv

    The Empire State building is a MUST see. I would go earlier in the day, as it gets very busy after lunch. I would also use City Maps to help navigate the city. It will save you a lot time and can point you to some place you weren’t even aware of. Its quite a useful tool and will help you get the most out of your visit. Enjoy.

    • Hi Viv, thanks for the tips! Yes, it’s definitely wise to get to the Empire State early to avoid long lines.