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SIGNATURE WHITE

Open Today

10 A.M. – 10 P.M.

Reservations Are Required

EXPRESS PASS 86TH & 102ND FLOORS

Bypass all queues and take our red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building! Pass includes expedited entry to the 86th and 102nd Floors.

 

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Save with CITYPASS

One easy CityPASS purchase saves 40% at ESB plus 4 more top NYC attractions. CityPASS includes our AM/PM Experience: 86th floor observatory and BONUS same-night admission 3 hours before closing.

Premium Experience

Discover even more of the Empire State Building. Enjoy a guided 90-minute tour that includes the building’s lovingly restored Art Deco lobby on 5th Avenue, the Celebrity Walk, and exhibits that celebrate the building’s history and heritage.

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Sunrise
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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.

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

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The 2022 Annual ESB Photo Contest is Now Live through Oct. 31st!

Have a stellar image of the iconic Empire State Building? Enter it in our official 2022 Annual Photography Contest for a chance to win $5,000! With a total of 10 categories to choose from, this year’s competition will offer contest entrants the opportunity to show off their creativity in capturing The World’s Most Famous Building. Don’t miss your chance - head to the link below to enter!

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Learn more about ESB with QR codes!

Want to take your guest experience to the next level? Discover behind-the-scenes content of the world’s Most Famous Building with our new QR Code labels. Simply scan the camera of your mobile device over each QR code plaque when visiting the exhibits to learn fun facts about how King Kong was made, sustainability elements of the building, and even more about our parent company, Empire State Realty Trust!

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The #1 Attraction in the USA!

We are pleased to announce that Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, released the 2022 winners of the coveted Travelers' Choice® Award series: The Best of the Best Things to Do. Out of a list of many qualifying competitors, the iconic Empire State Building was awarded the #1 Attraction in the U.S. for travelers to visit, and #3 in the world overall. We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.

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Missed the latest celebrity lighting ceremonies, firework displays, or concert light shows? Not to worry - see a full list of videos shot with high resolution drone footage updated weekly on our channel!

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@ESB on TikTok

The Empire State Building is on TikTok! Get your daily dose of ESB content and watch as we interact with our edifice friends like the Chrysler Building and showcase some of the most stunning views New York’s Most Famous Building has to offer.

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