Standing high above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. When it was built in 1931, the NYC Empire State Building passed the Chrysler Building as the tallest building in the world and is only exceeded in NYC by the World Trade Center. Take a ride up to the 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks to capture amazing panoramic views of the city, and spend some time in the restored lobby with beautiful art deco ceiling murals and the extremely popular Dare To Dream Exhibit.
Can I arrange a visit for a large group or a VIP?
For groups larger than 20, visit the group sales page. If you would like to arrange a visit for a celebrity or dignitary, see our Celebrity Visitors page.
What’s the difference between the Main Deck and the Top Deck?
The Main Deck is a large outdoor observatory on the 86th floor. The Top Deck is more intimate, and inside a climate-controlled gallery on the 102nd floor. Both offer panoramic views of the city and great opportunities for taking photographs or just gazing at the sights.