The Empire State Building

WHERE: 5th Avenue & 34th Street
OPENING HOURS: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
ACTIVITY: 360 Panoramic Views

Empire: History of New York's icon

The Empire State Building is undoubtedly the most famous skyscraper of New York. It is 1250 feet tall, (1472 feet to the top of the spire, which was added in the 1950’s). The construction started in the 20s, and the construction budget was set at 60 million dollars (product of the optimistic 1920s). But the Empire State Building is a child of the Depression, the clearance of the site started only two months before the stock market crush. Remarkably, it was finished ahead of schedule and under budget, setting construction record still unrivaled.

Since 1976, the Façade has been illuminated with colored lights to commemorate holidays, the city’ ethnic communities, important victories by New York sports teams, and major events. The Empire State Building became an important tourist attraction thanks to the observation deck built a few floors below the top of the building, which offers impressive 360 degree views of Manhattan.The film industry largely contributed to the increasing fame of this building, especially with the movie King Kong. The Empire State Building serves as an office building.

The breathtaking pictures of the Empire State Building in New York: a documentary film

How to reach the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is located in the heart of Manhattan at 350 Fifth Avenue on 34th Street. If you need to get there by subway, the nearest lines are: B D F M N Q R W @ Broadway / 34th street.

Empire State Building Tickets

  • PASS Standard to Main Deck Adult: $34 Boy: $27 Seniors: $31 — With the VIP Express Pass — Save all the queues to go up to the 86th floor — All Visitors Price $60

  • PASS Standard to Main Deck + Top Adult: $54 Boy: $47 Seniors: $51 — With the VIP Express Pass — Save all the queues to go up to the 102nd floor — All Visitors Price $80

  • The Sunrise at the Empire State — Allowed only 100 visitors each day — All Visitors Price $100

Empire State Building Hours

  • Open 365 year round from 8 am to 2 am

Images: The Observatory and the views

If you would like to visit the Empire State Building and enjoy incredibles views from its observation deck, buy now the THE NEW YORK CITYPASS  and you would be able to get admission-tickets at 50% discount to major New York Attractions and Museums, including the Empire State Building

Places to see nearby:
Rockefeller Center
St.Patrick Cathedral
Times Square
Fifth Avenue
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
MoMA Museum of Modern Art

When the Empire State Building lights up

On April 19th 2017, the Empire State Building was illuminated with 150 giant photos, 150 meters high for 42 in width. Harper's Bazaar magazine celebrated its 150th anniversary. Empire is still the most prestigious icon in New York!

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