Currently New York City's tallest building, the Empire State Building is a 102-storey building styled with Art Deco period architecture. It is difficult to miss this stunning building, since its top 30 storeys always radiate with colors of the season or holiday. The Empire State Buidling was completed in 1931 and since then has become one of NYC's most famous landmarks. For spectacular views of the city, it is recommended you go to the 86th or 102 floor.
350 Fifth Avenue at East 34th Street
Tel: (212) 736 3100.
Website: www.esbnyc.com and www.skyride.com
Opening hours: Daily 0800-2400 (the Skyride closes at 2200), last elevator ascends at 2315. For security reasons, all visitors must use the main entrance on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets.