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Reviews: Empire State Building
General description: Empire State BuildingThe Empire State Building has starred in many a Hollywood blockbuster including King Kong, Independence Day, Sleepless in Seattle and Godzilla. It stands on 350th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. There are 1,850 steps from the bottom to the 102nd floor. Don’t worry, they have a lift!
Ticket Prices for the Empire State Building (September 2011)
Observatory on the 86th floor
- Adult: $22.50
- Child(6-12): $17
- Senior(62+): $20
- Age 6 and older: $43.50
86th and 102nd Floor
- Adult: $39
- Child(6-12): $33
- Senior(62+): $37
86th and 102nd Floor Express Pass
- Age 6 and over: $57
- Audio Tour: $7.50
- Souvenir Map: $7.50
- See & Hear Combo: $12
- New York City Pass gives you free entry up to the Observatory on the 86th Floor.
- Look out for ticket discounts in Hotel Brochures
Take a book because you may wait quite long
Since the destruction of the World Trade Centre the traffic to the Empire State Building has dramatically increased as visitors search for a good view of New York. This means there are more visitors than capacity and waiting times for a lift are often around 2 – 3 hours. On the platform itself you can’t stay still but have to keep moving in a circle to keep a continues flow of people arriving and leaving.
The Rockefeller Center as an alternative to the Empire State Building
From the Top of the Rock observation tower at the Rockefeller Center you have a much better view, including Central Park and the Empire State Building, with far fewer people.