Visiting New York? Purchase discounted tickets to the Empire State Building Observatory from just £21.

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Empire State Building Tickets from £21

As one of Manhattan's most famous landmarks, the Empire State Building attracts around 4 million visitors per year. Since the building's opening in 1931, this historical art deco skyscraper has been an icon of the New York City skyline.

With this offer from 365tickets, you get to skip the queues and go straight to the observatory on the 86th floor. You may visit the 102nd floor by paying a small top-up fee at the entrance.

From the observatory, you'll be able to see the breathtaking views, covering 5 states. You can also download the official app for Android or Apple devices to receive a guided multimedia tour in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish or German.

On your way to the top, you will visit two new exhibits:

  • Dare to Dream: Learn all about the planning and construction of one of the Empire State Building, which remained the tallest building in the world from 1931 to the early 1970s.
  • Sustainability Exhibit: The building was renovated to become a world leader in sustainable energy use in 2009. This project reduced the annual energy consumption by 38%. This exciting exhibit teaches you about the many ways the building was retrofitted to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Besides the viewing galleries and exhibits, you will also find a gift shop and multiple restaurants. You can reach the Empire State Building easily by foot from Times Square, Madison Square or the nearby 33rd street subway station.

Your Empire State Building tickets is valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of purchase. The observatory is open daily until 2 am. You can check the current waiting times by calling (877) NYC-VIEW (692-8439).

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Photos by Ivo Jansch  & Arch_Sam