New York Photo Gallery
Empire State Building

From the Street
At 381 m, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for over 40 years. It was completed in 1931 after only 2 years of construction.

Located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets, the Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have thrilled to the awe-inspiring vision of the city beneath them.

East Towards Queens
North Towards Central Park
West Towards New Jersey
South Towards Lower Manhattan
Southwest Towards Newark, New Jersey

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