Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118
(212) 736-3100 - ext. 375 for groups

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Without a doubt the most famous building in New York, if not the world, the Empire State Building soars more than a quarter mile into the Manhattan sky, offering visitors breathtaking views from both the 86th floor and 102nd floor observatories.

On a clear day visitors can see up to 80 miles, viewing the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as New York.  Since its construction in 1931, this National Historic Landmark has been visited by more than 117 million people -- greater than the population of most countries.

If the Empire State Building was magnificent when it first opened it has only improved over the years. The lighting scheme is changed regularly to commemorate many holidays and occasions throughout the year. The lighting schedule and what it all eamsn can be found on the Empire State Building's official website, linked above.

The Empire State Building has earned its reputation as one of the most famous attractions in the world.  A visit is both fun and educational.  Group discounts for 10 or more people are available (for groups, one person must purchase all tickets). 

In today's world tighter security is called for just about everywhere. The Empire State Building is no exception. Check the official website for current visitor information.

Hours: Open 8:00am to 2:00am daily.  Last elevators go up at 1:15am. Open daily, 365 days a year. Call for updates or visit the ESB website linked above.
86th Floor Observatory
Adults (13-61) $27.00
Seniors (62+) $24.00
Children (6 - 12) $21.00
Visitors can purchase a prerecorded audio tour for an additional fee. The New York Skyride is a separate attraction that operates from 8am - 10pm daily.
Visit the ESB website for additional ticketing options.
Rates shown are for the 86th floor observatory only. Tickets can be purchased in advance, which will shorten waiting time and is recommended. Purchasing tickets online incurs a surcharge. 102nd floor observatory tickets cost about $17.00 in addition to the 86th Floor rates.
Groups: Group (more than 20 people) rates are available by faxing a request for info to (212) 947-1360.
Group Reservations: Just a day or so ahead.
Lunch: Many local restuarants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: 5th Ave. at 34th Street.

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