Empire State Building
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- 98%History Buffs
- 91%Local Culture
- 76%Family Travelers
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
- 58%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (281)
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 23, 2013
I liked this because it's historically significant.
Other than that it was a disappointment.
If fantastic views are what you are looking for the "Top Of The Rock" has better views and the lines aren't as long.
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 18, 2013
The skydeck and observatory of the ESB have played crucial rolls in dozens of blockbuster hits. In "Sleepless in Seattle", the two lovers reunite here at midnight. and there are always plenty of friends playing along to that scene. Similarly, looking up at the ESB from the ground can evoke so many images of the skyline and skyscrapers on thousands of Hollywood films.
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
It's a little pricey for admission (it's nearly $20) and you might have to wait in line, but the view of New York City, whether you go during the summer or the dead of winter (like I did) is amazing. I would personally recommend going at night when the entire city is lit up.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 03, 2013
The tallest building in New York, though it regained that title in rather macabre fashion and will lose it in the next year or two to the Freedom Tower. No matter its status, the Empire State Building will forever be remembered as one of the greatest and most famous skyscrapers in the world. It's not like King Kong climbed up the Burj Dubai or the Sears Tower. Unfortunately it does cost $20 per ticket to ride the elevator up to the observation deck. It's still cheaper than a helicopter ride.
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 23, 2013
The Empire State Building opened in 1931, and during it's first five years, because of the Great depression, it was largely empty. Thus earning the nickname the "Empty State Building." If you're going to visit this majestic building, make sure you pay the extra fifteen dollars and go to the 102nd Floor Observatory. The views on the 86 floor are great, but viewing from the 102nd Floor is nothing less than stunning.
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Aug 21, 2013
i too left my teddy bear on the platform....no Tom Hanks however..but for everyone, the most amazing and simple way to enjoy the Greatest City...the Big Apple
- Empire State BuildingAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
It’s been featured in countless movies and is the most photographed landmark on Earth; the world-famous Empire State Building in the city that never sleeps needs no introduction, for it has stood proud and tall since 1931 and continues to do so. After the tragic 9/11 events, it re-became the tallest building in New York City for eleven years, up until the Freedom Tower claimed that status last April. Named after NY State’s nickname of Empire State, it represents the bond of generations past as well as of those of the future. The 86th and 102nd floor Observatories offer unmatched views of New York City and on a clear day one can see as far as New Jersey and Connecticut. In recent years, the Art Deco lobby was restored to its 1930s grandeur and the historical landmark is now equipped with a tower lighting schedule, surprising New Yorkers each night with a different color palette. From red and blue for Christmas, to New Year’s Eve celebratory LED lighting, to a myriad of color combinations recognizing key milestones, notable events, charitable organizations, and holidays throughout the world. To get a better glance at the lighting, you can go visit every Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for sweeping views and a live saxophonist on the 86th Floor Observatory.
- Empire State BuildingMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersAug 05, 2013
Of course you have to go to the top of the building that is a given. You also have to watch some of the movies filmed here. I worked for a company that was on the 81 floor and the first thing they showed me was that the windows opened - yikes. I also found out that the lights are changed by hand with colored disks, they walk out on those little ledges where the building juts out - not me.