Empire State Building unveils new 102nd-floor observatory

Oct 11 2019, 6:35 pm

No visit to New York City is complete without a stop at the iconic Empire State Building.

And now visitors will be able to enjoy an even more spectacular experience, as part of the tower’s revamped 102nd-floor observatory.

The renovated observatory, which is located on the highest floor of the building, now offers unobstructed views of the city from a height of 1,250 feet (381 meters).

The upgrades to the building include the addition of 24-crystal clear, mammoth-sized windows, standing at eight-feet tall.

The new observatory features 360-degree views of the Hudson and East rivers, the World Trade Center and Chrysler Building, Central Park, and beyond, right from the heart of New York City.

Image courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust Inc.

“The 102nd-floor Observatory is the crown jewel of the Empire State Building. We’ve removed all the obstructions and obstacles, giving guests access to a view that is centrally-located and unrivalled in New York City,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.

“The Observatory Entrance and the second-floor galleries have been embraced by our visitors, and the 102nd floor’s reopening is a major moment in our progress to complete the new Empire State Building Observatory Experience.”

The revamped observatory will open to the public on Saturday, October 12.

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