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The Empire State Building Experience

The Empire State Building is an iconic landmark of NYC. It is spectacular in the truest sense no matter how you look at it. It’s a 102-story skyscraper in Manhattan that stands 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Opened to the public in 1931, it was the tallest building in the world for close to 40 years. It’s been a jewel in the crown of the city’s skyline and continues to be an American cultural icon. A National Historic Landmark since 1986, you must visit it for an immersive experience inside a world renowned landmark. Here are some of the things visitors can expect when visiting the Empire State Building in NYC:

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Express Pass to Main and Observatory Decks

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A huge rush of visitors is quite a common occurrence at the Empire State Building. Both locals and tourists alike come here to enjoy this stunning piece of architecture right in the heart of the city. Obviously, you should be ready to wait in line for a few hours to get tickets for an entry depending on the time of year. However, if you are ready to pay a bit more, you can purchase an express, skip-the-line pass and save a lot of valuable time. This pass will help you reach the Main and Top Observatory Decks without facing any lines or worries.

Stunning views from 86th floor Observatory Deck

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Add a new dimension to your New York City Tours with stunning views of the city from atop the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. A bird’s eye view of the Big Apple is had when you step out at the Observatory of the 86th floor. This open-air platform ensures a 360-degree view of the city, its buildings and its illuminating nightlife. The views are so gorgeous that they often change your whole perception of this amazing metropolis.

Top 102nd floor Observatory Deck

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Just imagine the views and perspective you get of NYC that come from standing some 381 meters above the ground? This is what happens when you head to the top 102nd floor Observatory Deck, which is nothing less than 1,250 feet above the city streets. If you are there during the day, you can get views as far away as 80 miles provided the weather is good! If you are there at night, rest assured of spectacular views of a dazzling and illuminated NYC and its grid laid out below. What’s more, green vistas of Central Park will delight the senses.

Lobby visit and exhibits

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Observation Decks are clearly the top draw at this famous monument but you can find a lot more than that. You can head to the lobby and gaze at the architectural merit of the building. There, you get to see amazing art deco ceiling murals to admire. Further, the 80th floor gives you an opportunity to explore the historical exhibit, ‘Dare To Dream.’ When you come down to the 2nd floor, there is the ‘Sustainability Exhibit’ to be part of!

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