The Empire State Building closely monitors the development of Covid-19. Preventive measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the New York City Department of Health have been taken, and the Observatories are closed at this time through 18 May 2020.
Experience the sunrise from the heart of New York City and witness the city awakening! The famous indoor/outdoor Observatory is on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet/320 meters above the busy streets. Step into multiple high-speed elevators to the top where you'll be able to admire Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Statue of Liberty and more of the city's most iconic landmarks.
Don't forget to stop and explore the new, 2nd-floor exhibits on the way to the top. Travel back in time and witness the evolution of the Empire State Building with interactive and immersive exhibits, from the days of construction in the 1920s to cementing its place in the pop culture of today. View the Empire State Building's original floor plans, understand how the building became a leader in sustainability, learn about the tenants who work on the hidden floors and watch highlights of the building's starring role in films since the 1930s.
The revamped 80th floor featuries exciting, artistic exhibits and an opportunity to create a customized NYC itinerary with NYC & Company’s Above and Beyond kiosks. Make your way up to the 86th floor Observatory, outfitted with heaters to heat the deck during colder months, so you can stay warm while taking in the spectacular views of the Big Apple. Finally, reach the jewel at the top of the center of NYC--the newly renovated 102nd floor--with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass elevator with sound and light effects.