New York city from Empire State Building - FURTHER INFORMATION
New York city from Empire State Building - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'New York city from Empire State Building' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.
Taken by Martin Dürrschnabel in 2005 and used from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License, this panorama shows an impression of the New York Skyline taken from the top of the Empire State Building. When it was built in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the World, with 102 floors. The building stands 381m tall from floor to ceiling, 443.2m when the antenna is included. This Art Deco building is iconic to New York, and considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
The Empire State Building is also one of the most popular and top tourist attractions in New York City. Panoramic viewing platforms are open to the public on the 86th and 102nd floors. The one on the 86th floor is open-air and offers an unparalleled 360° panoramic view over the New York Skyline. It is the most popular panoramic viewpoint in the world and has been visited by over 110 million visitors.
Those interested in visiting the Empire State Building should note that, being a top New York attraction, the queues to get into the building can be very long, taking well over an hour at peak periods. An extra fee can be paid to jump the queue. Naturally, security checks are stringent.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: W 34 St - 5 Av (M4, M34, Q32), 5 Av - W 33 St (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, Q32, X10, X12, X14, X17C, X42, X63, X64, X68)
Subway: 34 St - Herald Square (N, Q, R), 33 St (4, 6)
Train: 332d Street