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Newyork Empire State Building top

Admire Amazing Views of NYC from Atop the Empire State Building

A world-famous icon and a study in art deco architecture, the Empire State Building is a must-visit during any visit to New York City. Scraping the sky at 102 stories high, the historic Empire State Building offers some of the best views of Manhattan.


Located in Midtown Manhattan on 34th Street, a 20-minute walk from Hotel Edison, the Empire State Building has two observation decks that are open to visitors, an open-air deck on the 86th Floor (the highest in New York!), and an enclosed observatory on the 102nd Floor. You'll enjoy 360-degree views of New York City and beyond, including Central Park, the Hudson River, and the Statue of Liberty. 

Newyork Empire State Building



  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., 365 days a year


  • Varies by experience; tickets start at $38 for adults, $32 for children


  • Tower Lights
  • Dare to Dream Exhibit
  • Empire State Building Run-Up (Stair Climb)
  • Live Music (Seasonal)

Things to Do

  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Historical Exhibits 
  • Proposals 




  • Why does the Empire State Building change colors?

    The lights at the top of the Empire State Building change colors to celebrate holidays and events throughout the year. The computer-driven LED light system is capable of displaying 16 million colors, which can turn instantaneously. Catch a lighting ceremony in person or a music light show broadcast on iHeartMedia stations. For a full schedule of the tower lights and reasons for the lighting, please see the Tower Lights schedule.
  • What is the Empire State Building famous for?

    The Empire State Building continues to be one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and a staple of the New York skyline. At 1,454 feet tall, this art deco skyscraper held the record of being the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of One World Trade Center. A symbol of NYC and its pride, the Empire State Building, has been featured in more than 250 TV shows and major motion pictures including King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle.

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