Attraction Highlights

Once dubbed the 8th wonder of the world, the Empire State Building is an internationally renowned Art Deco icon that epitomizes the unique spirit of New York. Don't miss the chance to visit this ambitious skyscraper and sample its phenomenal 86th-floor viewpoints. In addition, visitors can also learn about the fascinating history of the Empire State Building and its construction in the early 1930s, discover how it became one of the most energy efficient structures in New York City, wine and dine at the State Grill and Bar, and pick up unique souvenirs at the gift shop.

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Art Deco Detail

The Empire State Building's striking aesthetics are emblematic of the Art Deco design movement. Highlights include the restored ceiling murals and the magnificent lobby.

Iconic Viewing Deck

As one of the most popular viewing decks in the world, the Empire State Building has featured in countless films, TV shows, books and artworks. You may recognise the viewing deck from the films An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle, and the building itself from King Kong or Independence Day, among others.

Empire State of Mind

Constructed during the great 'Race to the Sky' of the 1920s, the Empire State Buiding beat out both 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building to stand as the world's tallest building, a title it held for nearly 40 years, until the construction of the original World Trade Center in 1970.

Living History

Learn more about the fascinating history of the Empire State Building's construction on your way up to the top! The new 2nd Floor exhibits is a series of galleries covering 10,000 sq. ft. Interactive features invite guests on a journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Don’t forget to snap a photo with King Kong! You can also embark on a self-guided audio tour, available via the free ESB App.

Ticket Redemption

Redeem your tickets directly at the Empire State Building - simply skip the line and head straight to the gate.

Important Information

All guests must pass through security to access the Observatory. The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Peak entrance times are between 11:00am - 2:00pm, and the hour either side of sunset.

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