Tonight's Lights


AT 11 A.M.


Get a glimpse of New York as the first light of day creeps over the city.
From our 86th-floor observation deck you can watch “the city that never sleeps” awaken.

siebert sunrise
ESB All Access Tour

Experience the Empire State Building like true New York royalty with a private guided tour and exclusive access to our celebrity green room.

Annual Photo Contest

The 2020 Empire State Building Photo Contest Is Now Open!

Amateur photographers from across the United States are encouraged to share their best shot of the iconic building for their chance at bragging rights and the Grand Prize. Winner will receive $5,000 plus two complimentary tickets on a Helicopter Flight with FLYNYON. Submissions will be accepted through November 5, 2020.

Empire State building photocontest
Unforgettable Exhibits

Step into our newly revitalized 2nd and 80th floor galleries. See how the ESB was built, relive the building’s defining moments, and put yourself in the clutches of King Kong.

Live Views of ESB

Before you visit, enjoy our EarthCam views of Manhattan showcasing the beauty of the city's skyline with ESB front and center