New York Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is one of New York’s top attractions, which is why we have created a special Empire State Building guide for you to watch and learn about this famous 102 story skyscraper, once considered the 8th world wonder. It is located on the Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street intersection, in Midtown Manhattan, and it’s the city’s most iconic building.

The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the city until 1972, when the World Trade Center was built. Today it is considered to be the second tallest building in New York. The building was designed in two weeks by William F. Lamb, who based his design on earlier ones for Reynolds Building and Carew Tower. The building was ready in 1931, and it won the title of the tallest building in a “World’s tallest building” competition. It’s home to 73 elevators, and it is 1250 feet tall.

The Essential Empire State Building Guide

The Empire State building has an observation deck, on its 86th floor, where you can find a lot of tourists enjoying one of the best views of the city. This is not the only great 360 degree view of New York you can get; another option is the Top of the Rock that you’ll find – surprisingly – at the Top of the Rockefeller Center. When you hold the New York City pass, you can visit the iconic building for free and enjoy all activities on the site without additional costs.

This pass will allow you to skip the long lines and is available on our website, so make sure to check our offers for more information and ideas about other attractions in the area – such as Macy’s Department Store, if you’re looking to do some classy shopping, or the beautiful and historic New York Public Library.

The Empire State Building has a dark side as well… it is also known for the many suicides that happened here over the years, such as the infamous case of Evelyn McHale, whose corpse was photographed by Robert Wiles – making him a famous photographer instantly as the photo had such an iconic value. This building was featured in lots of great films, such as the classic “King Kong” blockbuster, the silent Andy Warhol film “Empire”, and the romantic “Sleepless in Seattle” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

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