Empire State Building Observation Deck

Empire State Building Observation Deck


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In the heart of the city, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. 

The observatory located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets, offers panoramic views (360-degree unobstructed views) from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. 
Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have been thrilled by the awe-inspiring scene of the city beneath them. Due to its ionic status, long lines are very common, pre-purchasing your tickets is highly recommended to avoid those long lines.


  • Admission to the Empire State Building
  • Access to the 86th-floor observation deck
  • Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
  • Downloadable interactive audio guide app


20 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).

Important information:

  • Free high speed wi-fi available
  • All signage, audio and exhibits are available in 9 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin).

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