New York City is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, but until you see it from the top of the Empire State Building, you haven't seen the city! The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. The Empire State Building offers a variety of activities for visitors. It has one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world, having been visited by over 110 million people. You can tour the Observatory 365 days per year, day and night, rain or shine, for breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond. There are two restaurants, a sushi bar, three coffee shops, a drug store, a Hallmark card shop, a post office and two banks, in addition to restaurants and nightlife activities in the surrounding area. Don’t miss visiting this American cultural icon! If you are interested in the Empire State Building, you may also be interested in our Architecture Tours in New York. Click here to view our complete list of New York tour offerings.