Welcome to the world-famous Empire State Building. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, our 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World’s Most Famous Building. Our 86th Observation Deck, open daily from 8am-2am, offers the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states– New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Delaware. Explore our newly-designed Observatory entrance featuring a grand staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building, multilingual signage and ticket kiosks in nine languages, a new lighting ceremony space with images of past celebrity visitors, and a red carpet for VIP express guests.