Empire State Building

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Website: www.esbnyc.com

History: Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark in New York City, UnitedStates, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall. Named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern WorldThe Empire State Building was the first building to have more than 100 floors. It has 6,500 windows and 73 elevators, and there are 1,860 steps from street level to the 102nd floor. It has a total floor area of 2,768,591 sq ft (257,211 m2); the base of the Empire State Building is about 2 acres (8,094 m2). The building houses 1,000 businesses and has its own zip code, 10118.

Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets, in midtown Manhattan. New York, NY 10118

ESB Observatory
86th Floor
Ticket Prices* Adult (13-61) ....... $20.21
Child (6-12) ......... $14.70
Senior (62+) ........ $18.37

86th & 102nd Floor Combo
Ticket Prices* Adult (13-61) ....... $37.00
Child (6-12) ......... $31.00
Senior (62+) ........ $35.00

Hours: Open daily 365 days a year.
8 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week*. The last elevators go up at 1:15 a.m.

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  1. This is a must see! The view from the 86th floor are fantastic, you won't believe your eyes.

  2. I remember thinking that if it weren't for the signs posted...I wouldn't have known what the building was...I'm clueless sometimes!

  3. I would love to see this. I didn't realize they charged to go up. One of the seven wonders of the world. I love the idea of being up so high to see the view from there. I would definitely be visiting if I every visit New York. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

  4. This magnificent building has always been at the top of my to-go list. I would love to have a bird's eye view of New York from the top of Empire State Building.

  5. THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING is on my list of icons I must visit. A truly National landmark.


  6. We went in Feb. and did the whole enchilada. The motion theater was fun - kind of amazing to know that's inside of the the Empire State Building!!

    The elevator ride in itself is wild - you keep going and going and going - It only takes a few seconds but feels like so much longer.

    Once at the top you are greeted with a breathtaking view. Take some quarters so you can use the binoculars.

    I will warn you, in Feb. it was COLD, like FRRREEEZZZING COLD and WINDY at the top. Made for a fun and memorable time for my husband and I. We look forward to taking our kids up when they're older.

    Oh, I also recommend going up later in the evening - then you can hang around at the top and wait for the sun to go down and the city lights to come up. Ahhh...can't wait to do it again - maybe when it's a bit warmer next time LOL

  7. This is an amazing building! I LOVE NYC and this was on my stop the 1st year I went..really great view!