The Empire State Building is a skyscraper situated in New York City. Located on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Its name came from the nickname of its location New York “The Empire State”. It was the world’s tallest building for 40 years between the years of 1931 and 1970. It is also well known for its observation decks, which give fantastic views over New York. Construction on the building was started in 1930 and was completed in early 1931. The building stands at 1454 feet tall or 443 metres. The building has 102 floors which are mainly used as offices.
You can catch the 1, 2 or 3 subway train to Penn Station/34th Street and walk east two blocks, or you can take the B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R subway trains to 34th Street/ Herald Square and you'll see the Empire State Building rising up right above you to the east as you exit the subway.
Opening Times and Admission
The Empire State Building is open to visitors and you can pay to go up to one or both of the observation decks in which you will be able to take in stunning views over New York City. The building also has a souvenir shop on its 80th floor. The Empire State building also has an audio tour mobile application available for download on relevant mobile app platforms.