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Uncover Why ESB Tops the List of Best Proposal Spots in NYC

On the hunt for the perfect spot for your NYC promposal? Set your sights on the "World's Most Famous Building." From the panoramic city views to its icon status and reputation as a celeb hotspot, there is no doubt that the Empire State Building Observatory is the best place to prompose in NYC.

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ESB - The Perfect Attraction for Group Tours and Events in NYC

Want to impress a large group? The Empire State Building Observatory is the premier destination for parties of all sizes. Named the #1 attraction in the U.S. by Tripadvisor travelers for two consecutive years in 2022 and 2023, the Observatory is an ideal destination for groups who want to learn and experience the best of New York City from a unique vantage point and make unforgettable memories.

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Iskra Lawrence Lights ESB Orange for National Infertility Awareness Week

Earlier that day, model and advocate Iskra Lawrence visited the world-famous Observatory Experience, which was voted the #1 attraction in the U.S. by Tripadvisor travelers in 2022 and 2023, to flip the iconic light switch. Iskra was joined by Progyny CEO Pete Anevski and RESOLVE President and CEO Barbara Collum for a tour of the Observatory's immersive exhibits after the ceremony.

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Team USA Light ESB in Red, White, and Blue for the Countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games!

On April 17, the Empire State Building sparkled its world-famous tower lights in a patriotic red, white, and blue to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to take place in Paris.

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The 2024 WNBA Draftees Light ESB on Draft Day!

The Empire State Building shined its world-famous tower lights in orange to celebrate the 2024 WNBA draft on April 15. Earlier in the day, the "World's Most Famous Building" hosted a lighting ceremony with 15 of the league's top prospects, which included Iowa guard Caitlin Clark and South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso, who flipped the famous switch.

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How to Book Your Trip to ESB: Tickets, Reservations, and More!

Are you ready to book your tickets to the Empire State Building but don't know where to start? From where to find your Empire State Building tickets to sign-up for our newly launched Ambassador Program, this step-by-step guide will help you secure your plans to experience the breathtaking views from the heart of New York City!

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Cesar Millan Lights ESB in Partnership with the Cesar Millan Foundation

On April 10, the Empire State Building's world-famous tower lights lit up orange, yellow, and blue in partnership with the Cesar Millan Foundation to honor the foundations important work, Cesar's 20 years on television, and the new season of "Better Dog Better Human" which premiers on April 12 on National Geographic.

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ESB EXCLUSIVE: Watch Chuck Scarborough Discuss his 50-Year Career with NBC!

Broadcast legend Chuck Scarborough kicked off his 50-year anniversary with NBC in the most authentic New York City way – with a trip to the top of the “World’s Most Famous Building.”

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Hoda & Jenna Light Up ESB to Celebrate Five Years on TODAY

The Empire State Building shined in a vibrant pink and purple to celebrate the five-year anniversary of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on April 8. Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager toured the Observatory Experience’s immersive museum and flipped the switch at a lighting ceremony before they took in the views from the 86th Floor and 102nd Floor Observatories.

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