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  • Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, 10118, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 2am
  • Admission: Adults: US$18 - $41

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Empire State Building

It has its rivals, but when most people say the words 'New York observation deck' and 'skyscraper', the 102-story Empire State Building immediately springs to mind. 

The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the iconic skyscraper is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year - green for St Patricks Day, red and pink for Valentine's Day, red and green for Christmas.

After admiring the Art Deco mosaics in the lobby, ride the elevator to the 86th or 102nd floors and get ready to drink in those astounding 360-degree views. The 86th-floor observatory is 1,050 feet (320 m) high, and if you pay a little extra you can visit the more intimate, enclosed observatory on the 102nd floor at 1,224 feet (373 m).

Practical Info

The Empire State Building is on Fifth Avenue at W 33rd and 34th Streets. The queues are legendary, so purchasing an express pass is a good idea if time is tight. The express elevator takes under a minute to soar to the 86th floor. The closest subway is 34th Street/Penn Station or Herald Square.

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