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Visit the Empire State Building

Enjoy uninterrupted 360-degree views of Manhattan, the other four New York City boroughs and four states while your native tour guide Tony (on the audio tour) beguiles you with fascinating facts and stories. This is a great place to bring the family. You can purchase tickets online on our website.

Empire State Building official website

You may always call to find out how long the wait is, visibility, .. - Phone number : 1.212.736.3100 or toll free  1.877.692.8439. For more details please refer to Empire State official website

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Tickets for the Empire State

Anything this good is worth the wait! What more can be said about a feeling, a thrill and a memory that stays with you for the rest of your life. Purchase your tickets online and gain time once there > Tickets for Empire State

Location, opening hours & observatories - Security Check

Location : Empire State Building - 350 Fifth Avenue New York City, NY (between 33rd and 34th Streets)
Opening Hours - Time : 8:00am to 2:00am - Last elevators to the top are at 1:15am

Security measures & checks : Everyone must go through the security check when entering the building. The security check is similar to what is present at most airports and consists of a walk-through scanner and baggage check system. No glass or bottles are permitted to be taken to the Observatory. Cameras and camcorders are allowed but no tripods. Only carry-on size and style bags, suitcases, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, etc., are permitted. Once you leave the building, you must pass through the security check to re-enter. All visitors (with or without tickets) need to go through the Observatory security check line.

For visitors with pre-purchased Observatory Tickets (including tickets purchased online): After passing through the security check, proceed straight ahead through the doorway to bypass the ticket purchase line and on towards the line for the Observatory elevators.

86th Floor Observatory:
The 86th floor Observatory, 1,050 feet (320 meters), reached by high speed, automatic elevators, has both a glass-enclosed area, which is heated in winter and cooled in summer, and spacious outdoor promenades on all four sides of the Building. High powered binoculars are available on the promenades for the convenience of visitors at a minimal cost. The 86th floor observatory is handicap accessible.

102nd Floor Observatory:
The 102nd floor Observatory has reopened as of 1 November 2005. Admission tickets are only sold at the Observatory ticket office, located on the 2nd floor, at an additional cost of $14

History of the building & lighting

1932: The first light to shine atop the Empire State Building (November, 1932) was a searchlight beacon which told people for 50 miles that Franklin D. Roosevelt has been elected president of the United States... Please refer to Official website for lighting schedule


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Empire State Building : Visit - Tickets - Official website

Also see on the present website : Statue of Liberty - Museum of Modern Art MOMA - Guggenheim Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art

About Empire State : One of the most impressive buildings in the world is the Empire State Building. One of the most impressive exterior highlight lighting systems to ever grace a building is the only fitting way to dress up this landmark at night. This lighting schedule is frequently referenced by line-of-sight residents of neighboring New York, New Jersey and Connecticut..

History of the building

Extract of Wikipedia : The Empire State Building was designed by Gregory Johnson and his architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon. Excavation of the site began on January 22, 1930, and construction on the building itself started on March 17. The project involved 3,400 workers, mostly immigrants from Europe, along with hundreds of Mohawk nation iron workers. According to official accounts, five workers died during the construction. The construction was part of an intense competition in New York for the title of the world's tallest building. Two other projects fighting for the title, 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building, were still under construction when work began on the Empire State Building. Both would hold the title for less than a year, as the Empire State Building had surpassed them upon its completion, just 410 days after construction commenced. The building was officially opened on May 1, 1931