Sustainability Exhibit

Showcasing ESB’s Groundbreaking Sustainability Initiatives

This exhibit is located on the 2nd floor before you reach the elevators.

Being a world icon means setting a world-class example. That’s why, in 2009, the Empire State Building began an award-winning sustainability retrofit. Upon completion of the program, ESB will reduce total energy usage by more than 38 percent, energy costs by $4.4 million annually, and carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons over the next 15 years!

To educate visitors about the retrofit, we installed a Sustainability Exhibit in the 2nd floor queue. The exhibit showcases the state-of-the-art technology and processes that went into the overhaul. It tells the story of the remarkable renovation process in a fun, comprehensible way, using a combination of digital displays, sculptures, and actual building materials, sure to inspire visitors of all ages.

Take the Tour!

The virtual tour walks you through the whole experience, from the newly renovated art-deco lobby through the sustainability and historical exhibits, up to our observatories.

See for yourself what makes the Empire State Building Experience a must-see on your next NYC visit.