Friday, October 30, 2020

Explore the spectacular Empire State Building in New York

Explore the spectacular Empire State Building in New York

 The Empire State Building is not only a famous sightseeing place but also considered a symbol of New York City in particular and of the United States in general. Come here, you will definitely have a very wonderful experience.

New York is the richest developed city in the world and is always a destination not to be missed in American tours This place attracts visitors by a shimmering, magnificent beauty with tall skyscrapers. One of the most famous structures in New York you should not ignore is the Empire State Building .

Introducing the Empire State building

Empire State is an extremely famous skyscraper located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 34 Wall Street. It measures 380 meters in height, with 102 floors all over and was designed by Shreve, Lamd & Harmon, a major New York design firm. Empire State Building is designed in Art Deco style, with the shape of a pencil.

 

Empire State Building in New YorkEmpire State is a popular tourist destination in New York

 

Empire State was started construction on January 22, 1930. On May 1, 1931 it was completed and became the tallest structure in the world at that time. By 1972, the World Trade Center building was built and took this record. However, after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Wolrd Trade Center was destroyed and the Empire State continues to hold the record for being the tallest building in the world.

Although today, the Empire State New York building is no longer the tallest architectural work in the world, but it has always been considered a symbol of New York City in particular and of the United States in general. The American Society of Civil Engineers also voted Empire State one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.


What's so special about the Empire State Building?

You may not know that Empire State is the first building in the world to be built over 100 floors . It has a total of 102 floors. In which, from floor 1 to month 85 is a commercial center, restaurant, office area. The remaining floors are equipped with extremely modern lighting systems to serve important events of New York City.

The most attractive destination at the Empire State building is on the 86th floor. There is an observatory, allowing you to admire the panoramic view of the magnificent New York City from above, extremely wonderful feeling. In addition to the 86th floor, you can also go to the observatory on the 102nd floor. This is considered the highest observatory in the world today.

If you are a movie enthusiast, you will certainly easily recognize Empire State has appeared in many epic blockbusters such as: love story of the century, King Kong, White Night in Seattle, ...

 

When should I visit Empire State?

Empire State is open most of the day so you can come here whenever you want. However, according to the experience of visiting the Empire State Building , to be able to enjoy all the sparkling, fanciful scenery of New York, you should come here at night. When the sun falls, New York is like wearing a new shirt. The dazzling light of the streets, of the adjacent high-rise buildings, creates an enchanting scene for people.


How to move to Empire State

New York is a city with a very developed transport system. So you can easily move to the Empire State building by many different vehicles.

Go by subway

  • Take lines 1,2,3 and A, C, E get off at 34 th Street Penn station and walk about 5 minutes to arrive.
  • Take lines N, Q, R, W, B, D, F and M, get off at 34 Street Hernald Square station and walk for about 5 minutes.
  • Take line 4,5,6,7 and get off at Grand central station, walk for about 10 minutes.

Go by bus

There are many bus routes you can choose from such as QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, BxM7, BxM18, X27, X28, X37 and X38 and alight at W 34 St & 5 Avenue.

 

Visit the Empire State building You can easily get here by bus or subway

 

Fares and opening hours

Opening hours: From 8am to 12pm

Tickets to visit the Empire State building usually range from 42 USD to 460 USD, depending on the experience you want.

  • Main Deck ticket: 42 USD / adult, 36 USD / 1 child from 6-12 years old, under 6 years old are free of charge. This ticket will allow you to go to the observatory on the 86th floor and see the exhibits on the 2nd and 80th floors.
  • Top Deck Access ticket: 72 USD for adult and 66 USD for children. With this ticket you will have access to the top observatory located on the 102nd floor.
  • Sunrise ticket on the 86th floor: 114.81 USD / 1 ticket and only sell 40 tickets per day.
  • Premium experience ticket: 460 USD / 1 ticket. All services included, site tours with a guide, a therapeutic massage experience, luxurious meals and champagne.


Some notes when visiting the Empire State building you need to know

  • To visit Empire State New York , you need to go through 3 security check gates. Remember to line up neatly and keep order.
  • It is recommended to spend a minimum of 2 hours to visit this building.
  • Glass bottles are not allowed inside the building.
  • Do bring light belongings as there is no luggage storage area at Empire State.
  • To experience an exciting tour, you should download the application “Empire State Building Experience”. This application is available in 8 languages, will provide you with useful guides and many interesting information about this building.

Every year, Empire State attracts about 4 million visitors. So why don't you visit this building on your upcoming New York trip . It will definitely be a tour with a very wonderful and enjoyable experience.

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