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Empire State Building, New York

Empire State Building - New York, New York
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Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118Map
+1 212 736 3100
Neighborhood: Midtown
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

The lobby of the Empire State Building is coated in Art Deco artwork, including a relief sculpture of the Seven Wonders of the World. But we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that’s not why you want to visit the world’s most iconic skyscraper. It’s all about going to the top. There probably won’t be a giant ape up there, but there will be literally breathtaking views from the 86th-floor observation deck. Completed in 1931 and consisting of 60,000 tons of steel, the Empire State Building was the tallest skyscraper in the world until the Twin Towers were erected in 1970. Today it may seem tiny compared to newer buildings, but it’s still one of the most gorgeous. Be sure to make plenty of time for waiting to get up to the top; the lines can be long (waits can be up to three hours long).

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By bonvanedski | Posted 10/11/10
  Be sure to buy your tickets before you go  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/26/13
  Went back and had a great time ! Thank you for telling me to call ahead!----jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/08/14
  Back again !!-jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/04/14
  Had a great trip !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 03/20/14
  Back one more time !---jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/10/13
  Sent for tickets ! Heading back one more time !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/08/13
  Will buy my tickets before we go !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 03/18/13
  clicking off review's one more time !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 12/25/12
  Clicking off all review's again !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 12/13/12
  clicking off all review's--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 12/10/12
  Taking the kid's to the "Big Apple" soon,will be hitting there again --jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 11/22/12
  Clicking off all review's--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/17/12
  Finally made it to the Empire State and worth the trip !-jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 06/15/12
  Thank's for the info on getting tickets before going--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 12/29/11
  Rechecking my review on the Empire State Building to see if I was acceptable and think it was A-O.K. !  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 12/21/11
  Been to New York a couple of times and never been to the Empire State building " next time will do it " Thank's for the review !--jbhaydn  
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By QnBlr | Posted 01/24/11
  El empire es maravilloso, es uno de los most de NY, de hecho encontré un top 10 muy bueno http://mipagina.1001consejos.com/profiles/blogs/top-10-new-york-city-tours espeor que les guste, sorry for writting in spanish!...   Read More
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Empire State Building General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: 33rd Street
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