From the start of construction to modern-day fame, the story of the Empire State Building is one you’ll never forget.
Intended to be the world’s first 100+ story building, construction of the Empire State Building began on March 17, 1930. Construction was completed in a record-breaking 1 year and 45 days! Today, after a comprehensive renovation of the 2nd and 80th-floor exhibition spaces, a new Empire State Building is revealed. Visitors can now live the Empire State Building experience like never before, stepping into a world of history, pop culture, glamor, and NYC culture. The building’s transformation includes a stunning, reimagined 102nd-floor observatory, offering the most breathtaking views the city has to offer!