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Tonight's Lights


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10 A.M. – 12 A.M.

Reservations Are Required


Bypass all queues and take our red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building! Pass includes expedited entry to the 86th and 102nd Floors.


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Fourth of July @ ESB!

Celebrate the Fourth of July at New York City’s most iconic building! Enjoy a summer night to remember with 360 views from the heart of New York City.

Premium Experience

Discover even more of the Empire State Building. Enjoy a guided 90-minute tour that includes the building’s lovingly restored Art Deco lobby on 5th Avenue, the Celebrity Walk, and exhibits that celebrate the building’s history and heritage.

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Get a glimpse of New York as the first light of day creeps over the city.
From our 86th-floor observation deck you can watch “the city that never sleeps” awaken.

Unforgettable Exhibits

Step into our newly revitalized 2nd and 80th floor galleries. See how the ESB was built, relive the building’s defining moments, and put yourself in the clutches of King Kong.

Live Views of ESB

Before you visit, enjoy our EarthCam views of Manhattan showcasing the beauty of the city's skyline with ESB front and center


The #1 Attraction in the USA!

We are pleased to announce that Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, released the 2022 winners of the coveted Travelers' Choice® Award series: The Best of the Best Things to Do. Out of a list of many qualifying competitors, the iconic Empire State Building was awarded the #1 Attraction in the U.S. for travelers to visit, and #3 in the world overall. We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.

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Hey Nerds! Stranger Things 4 is @ ESB!

Did you see the “Stranger Things” themed light show?! The first-of-its-kind, dynamic lighting brought the Empire State Building into the Upside Down, an alternate dimension depicted in the show. The cast of the hit Netflix series visited the Observatory to flip the famous switch in a lighting ceremony to celebrate the show’s takeover of the building. Now through July, guests have the opportunity to take pictures in our Stranger Things custom photo corner! Don’t miss the chance to pose with a Demogorgon, mouth breathers!

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Missed the latest celebrity lighting ceremonies, firework displays, or concert light shows? Not to worry - see a full list of videos shot with high resolution drone footage updated weekly on our channel!

@ESB on TikTok

The Empire State Building is on TikTok! Get your daily dose of ESB content and watch as we interact with our edifice friends like the Chrysler Building and showcase some of the most stunning views New York’s Most Famous Building has to offer.