Empire State Building (New York, USA) Reviews
Description:Address: 350 Fifth Avenue (34th Street). / The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York ... more
Empire State Building (New York, USA) ... City. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower topped out on December 23, 1970.
Newest Review: ... and quite beautiful. Unfortunately it was the time of the Depression when the building was completed; it was meant to be an office building but much of the space remained unrented. Some people have committed suicide by jumping off the building but safety fences were erected to try to stop this (www.wikipedia) On our trip we went as high as the 86th Floor where there is the indoor and ... more
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by - written on 23/10/12 (Very useful, 42 readings)
Although I had been to the Empire State Building on a previous holiday to New York, I really wanted to go there again. The Empire State Building has 102 floors! It is located at 5th avenue/west 34th street. Building began in 1930 and remarkably was completed in 1931! There was a work force of around 3000 men whom were managing to build 4 ½ floors per week! There are also 67 elevators! The design of the building inside is spectacular; Art Deco, very elegant and quite beautiful. Unfortunately it was the time of the Depression when the building was completed; it was meant to be an office building but much of the space remained unrented. Some people ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/08/10, updated on 09/08/10 (Very useful, 127 readings)
I don't think this review is going to be extremely helpful to the average traveler wishing to visit the Empire State Building, but I just wanted to clear something up. Before I'd been to New York other people who had never even been themselves - yet decided that they were experts - told me that it wouldn't be a good attraction for me to go to, as it wouldn't be suitable for a wheelchair user to see the sites from the top. So naturally upon disembarking at Newark and checking into my hotel, I went to check it out for myself so I could take some nice photos and rub them in everyone's faces [grrr]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/05/10 (Very useful, 94 readings)
There was doubts we would go up the Empire State building on our recent trip to New York. Hubby is scared of heights. Although it wouldn't have been the same I was going to go up it on my own to have the experience on going up such an iconic building and also get some nice pictures. It was on Thursday the 13th of May at night that we made it up there. This building is open from 8am-2am every day apart from Chistmas and New years Day. I had heard how long the queues were, and was advised to book a ticket, but we didn't as we weren't going to go it, so it was a wait in the queue for us. Where we were staying in New York we had a view of the building ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/05/10 (Very useful, 69 readings)
We visited the Empire State building on our 3rd day in New York (a Monday morning), avoiding the weekend queues that we'd read so much about online beforehand. We left our hotel room at around 8am and after a quick bagel we took the subway and then walked the remaining few blocks. Now, this might sound a little silly, but New York's biggest building is actually quite difficult to find from the ground - largely because of the other skyscrapers that are blocking your view. After asking a couple of people we eventually made our way in and were impressed with just how good the building looks from the inside. The interior is very ornate and the doormen ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/05/10 (Very useful, 22 readings)
King Kong was very wise to climb up the outside of the Empire State Building. In doing so, he managed to avoid the long queues that he would have faced if he had chosen the indoors route. Yes sir, there are queues aplenty in store for anybody who wishes to make their way to the top. However, patience is duly rewarded and anybody who makes it will have a treat in store. One of the main reasons for these long lines is security which is understandably strict and checks are thorough. As frustrating as that can be, this is unfortunately the way of the world now. After the security queue, you face the ticket queue. After that, it's the elevator queue. Then another ... Read the complete review
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