The Empire State Building (ESB). Arguably the most iconic building in New York City has undergone some pretty serious makeover since January 2019 and it is finally ready to open its doors to the public.
ESB has put out official words that the newly renovated 102nd floor Observatory will be open for business starting October 12, 2019. Guests will be treated to a floor-to-ceiling glass windows where they can step right to the edge of the NYC iconic building.
Prior to reaching the 102nd floor, guests will take the all glass elevator on the 86th floor and in the process, zipping through a newly-renovated glass shaft to reach the 102nd floor. It will be the first time guests will be able to see the inside of the tower’s mast and the world’s famous tower lights.
The 102nd floor is enclosed in 24 crystal-clear windows, each towering at eight-foot tall. The entire floor is climate-controlled and afford 360-degree unobstructed view of the city. If you haven’t have a chance to visit ESB Observatory, well then, now it is the best time to do so.
Tickets to the 86th Observatory start at $48 and tickets to the 102nd floor Observatory will be an additional $20. You can pick up the tickets on-site, on the second floor and 86th floor, or online at ESB website. We suggest the latter to save yourself the hassle of queuing.
Images: The Empire State Building.