350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Venue Type: Attraction
Location: between 33rd and 34th Streets
The Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark and one of New York City's main tourist attractions, offers a variety of activities for its visitors. One can tour the Observatory 365 days per year, day and night, rain or shine for breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond. Each year over 3.5 million people visit the Observatory which is located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets. The Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
There are two restaurants, a sushi bar, three coffee shops, a drug store, a Hallmark card shop, a post office and two banks, in addition
there is the New York SKYRIDE, an independently owned and operated simulated helicopter ride and virtual-reality movie theater. There are also several art exhibits for all to view in the lobby, including the addition of items from Fay Wray's private collection of photographs, posters and "King Kong" memorabilia permanently displayed in two lobby showcase windows. Many concerts and holiday-based shows/decorations are scheduled year-round.
Operating Times: Open daily 365 days a year.
8:00 am to 2:00 am - 7 days a week. Last elevators go up at 1:15 am.
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