York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a
National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the
atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan.
Located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet 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
Each year over 3.5 million people are whisked to the 86th floor to be
where Cary Grant waited in vain for Deborah Kerr in an "Affair to
Remember", while Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan had their fateful meeting in the
movie "Sleepless in Seattle."
One can tour the Observatory 365 days per year, day and night, rain or shine for breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond.