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Experience the 2024 Solar Eclipse in New York from the Best Viewpoint in the City

On April 8, New Yorkers can look skyward to witness the 2024 solar eclipse -- the last that will be visible in the contiguous United States until 2044. see your full guide to capture a rare glimpse of the obscured sun this month.

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ESB EXCLUSIVE: Watch STAR WARS Actor Hayden Christensen Discuss the Epic ESB Takeover!

Hear from the Chosen One himself. Hayden Christensen kicked off the festivities with this exclusive interview, where he discussed his role in STAR WARS and the franchise's legacy.

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Chuck Scarborough Lights ESB to Celebrate 50 Years on NBC New York

The Empire State Building hosted a lighting ceremony with News 4 New York Anchor Chuck Scarborough, who flipped the famous light switch. Chuck was joined by WNBC News Anchor Natalie Pasquarella and WNBC Weather Anchor Dave Price to celebrate the milestone anniversary.

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STAR WARS Takes Over the Empire State Building

The epic ode to the franchise’s villains began that morning with a celebrity visit from STAR WARS actor Hayden Christensen, an unveiling of the Vader-themed Fifth Avenue Lobby windows, the debut of displays by Funko POP! and LEGO throughout the Observatory Experience, and an immersive fan experience by Hasbro and Amazon.

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Questlove Lights ESB to Celebrate the New York Times' 1,000th Game of Wordle

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Grammy Award-winning musician and founding member of The Roots, New York Times subscriber and longtime Wordle solver Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Wordle Editor Tracy Bennett visited the Empire State Building to flip the iconic light switch.

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Empire State Building Tickets 101: Choose Your Own Adventure

Whether you're a local who wants to explore your own city or a tourist who will visit the Big Apple for the first time, ESB offers unparalleled views from the heart of New York City, a range of ticket options, and a seamless ticketing process to create an unforgettable experience.

Lightings

Chance The Rapper Lights ESB Red for Season 25 of "The Voice!"

"The Voice" coach Chance the Rapper visited the "World's Most Famous Building" to flip the ceremonial light switch and tour the Observatory Experience.

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Step Into the World of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” at the Empire State Building

“Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” the acclaimed book series penned by Rick Riordan and adapted for television on Disney+, comes alive at the “World’s Most Famous Building” with a brand new “600th Floor” photo corner for fans.

Memories at ESB

Love Comes Full Circle at the Empire State Building

From a bucket list trip-turned-proposal to a pilgrimage with their three sons, Jennifer and Patrick have celebrated many a milestone moment at the Empire State Building.

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  • House of the Dragon takes over the Empire State Building.

  • Please please please #shorts

  • That’s what this is #shorts

  • We are Team Green!! #shorts

  • Vhagar has landed on the Empire State Building #shorts