About the Empire State Building
Empire State Building NYC is the most photographed building in the world, with around 3.5 million visitors a year. It stood as the world’s tallest building for about 40 years, until after the construction of the Twin Towers. The building was constructed for the purpose of being the tallest building in the world during 1920’s. This is the time when New York’s economy was booming.
Eventually, the plan was to give out the spaces for rent to offices, however, due to the great depression it was a financial failure until the year 1950. It is now a very popular tourist attraction and is one of New York City’s most iconic buildings.
When was the Empire State Building Built?
The Empire State Building’s construction began in March 1929 and was completed in April 1930. The construction was complete in a record time of 11 months.
How tall is the Empire State Building?
It stands at 1,250 feet tall, without the antenna and about 1454 feet high with the antenna.
How many floors does the Empire State Building have?
Empire State Building New York consists of 102 floors spread across 1250 feet, without the antenna.
Where is the Empire State Building located?
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, USA
Your Empire State Building Tour
With a range of restaurants and exhibits, Empire State is more than just the stunning views that the two observation decks have to offer.
Main Deck: The 86th Floor
This floor offers you the chance to see New York from the city’s highest observation deck. Take in 360 degree views of the concrete jungle with views of the Central Park, the Statue of Liberty along with the Hudson and East rivers. You can download the app via iTunes or the Google play store in order to know more about the what views from different angles have to offer. For clearer and more focussed views, you can make use of the high powered binoculars.
Top Deck: The 102nd Floor
Although it is a closed observatory, the thrill of going to the 102nd floor lies in the fact that that you do so in a manually operated elevator and get the chance to admire views that reach beyond the city. On a clear day, you will be able to get views of neighbouring states like Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
When your tummy rumbles
The building has a bunch of options where you can get your fill. When the tummy calls, you can visit the State Grill & Bar which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are in the mood for more familiar food, there are fast food joints like Starbucks, Chipotle & the Heartland Brewery. All these joints are located at the building’s main lobby level.
There are a range of exhibits you can choose to go to. These exhibits focus on different themes and purposes. Two of the exhibits you may want to consider are the following:
Dare to Dream Exhibit
What can I take back?
Apart from some great memories and pictures, you can also take back some souvenirs that will be a pleasant reminder of your visit here. The official merchandise store is located on the 80th floor and offers a range of products you can buy including t-shirts, mugs, replicas and more!