Empire State Building, New York, NY, USA (with Map & Photos)

Empire State Building (USA) - description, history, location. Exact address, phone number, website. Reviews of tourists, photos and map.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Every tourist who comes to Manhattan considers it his duty to climb the Empire State Building. However, it is not at all necessary to do it the way King Kong did in one of the Hollywood films.

Even if today the Empire State Building is not the tallest skyscraper in the world, it is still considered the most colorful and famous. The total height of the Empire State Building is 443 meters. Built back in 1931 according to the project of Shreve, Lam and Harmon with more than ten million bricks, the Empire State Building had no competitors either in height or originality at that time. More than 55 thousand tons of steel were spent on the construction of the building frame alone.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

The skyscraper building has more than 6,500 windows, and more than 150 liters of special liquid are spent on their one-time washing.

How to get to the Empire State Building


To visit the observation deck on the 86th floor of this American skyscraper, it is enough to pay 38.66 USD at the box office. At the same time, discounts are provided for children, students and military personnel. You can go upstairs using special high-speed elevators or on foot. True, in the latter case, it should be borne in mind that, overcoming the path from the street to the 102nd floor of the skyscraper, you will need to take 1,860 steps.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Climbing higher, to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building, is not worth it - the observatory located on it does not provide a proper all-round view, and the entrance ticket is much more expensive. True, on the 102nd floor of the building and on its roof, you can still see unique mooring masts for airships, although the skyscraper itself has never received a single aircraft. When visiting the Empire State Building, you do not need to use the services of guides, because there is absolutely no point in commenting on the beauty of the bird's-eye view. In addition, on a special diagram, which is located on the observation deck, all the sights are prudently marked. It is best to climb the Empire State Building on a weekday at eight in the morning - at this time, the influx of tourists is much lower, and you do not have to stand at the ticket office for hours.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

If your physical fitness allows you, and you are confident in your abilities, then you can try to participate in the annual stair run to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, having overcome more than one and a half thousand steps along the way.

Fun facts about the Empire State Building


In the early years of its operation, the Empire State Building was equated with the eighth wonder of the world. And even if today there are more ingenious structures, but special seven panels located in the hall of the building depict the seven wonders of the world. The eighth panel, majestically completing the cycle, depicts the Empire State Building.

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