The Center of New York

  • Due to current weather conditions, the Empire State Building Observatory will close at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, January 26 and resume normal operations at 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 28.

Map of NY with the Empire State Building at the center.

It's Easy to Get Around When You Start at the Center.

All within walking distance.

  1. Macy's

    5 Minutes

  2. Herald Square

    5 Minutes

  3. Bryant Park

    7 Minutes

  4. Madison Square Garden

    10 Minutes

  5. Flatiron Building

    11 Minutes

  6. Madison Square Park

    11 Minutes

  7. Theater District

    13 Minutes

  8. Times Square

    14 Minutes

Discover the Heart of New York

Welcome to the world-famous Empire State Building. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, our 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.

The Lights Tonight

Tonight, the Empire State Building will be lit in its signature white color.