The Empire State Building offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of New York City. With 381 meters high and 102 floors, it is one of New York’s tallest skyscrapers. The view from the Empire State Building is all the more spectacular at nightfall when you can fully admire the city lights.
In order to surpass the height of the Chrysler Building, a mooring mast and depot for dirigible was mounted on the Empire State Building’s rooftop. The mast was then transformed into a television antenna spire. Today, this spire is illuminated to mark the changing seasons and celebrations. In the principal entrance hall of the Empire State Building, you can discover an 11-metre high Art Deco bas-relief mural depicting the skyscraper. The entrance hall painted by Roy Sparkia and his wife, Renee Nemerov, is home to eight paintings representing the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Empire State Building became famous after its appearance in the 1933 film, King Kong.
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Address : 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118
District : Midtown
Open hours : Visiting hours are every day: 8am - 2am (last elevator at 1:15am)
Transport : Metro: 34th Street - Penn Station