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The Empire State Building

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco masterpiece in Midtown Manhattan. The 1,250-foot structure was completed in 1931 and ranked as the world’s tallest building for the next 40 years. As film fans well know, its observation deck is one of the most romantic places in the city. Like any good New York institution, the Empire State Building keeps late hours. It’s open until 2am, and every bit as spectacular showing off the city lights as it is in the daytime.


The Empire State Building welcomes some four million visitors to its Observatory every year. Recently added to the attraction is a stunning new Observatory Entrance. Once visitors purchase their tickets and get on line, they can whip out their cameras for selfies and other photo ops with stunning colorful images that adorn the waiting area. In the center stands a two-story model of the Empire State Building, constructed to mimic the famed light shows on the skyscraper’s upper floors. Visitors can also add on to their ticket if they wish to purchase prix fixe packages at the two in-building dining destinations, STATE Grill and Bar and the taqueria Tacombi.
Look for some great photo ops when the famed Empire State Building lights go multicolored in honor of WorldPride.