on October 10, 2010
Most New York tourists will make their way to this attraction. If youre in Manhattan you will be able to travel to this attraction easily and economically with the subway or perhaps by foot. The Rockefeller Centre and the empire state buildings will be visible from practically anywhere in the city due to the massive size. This building has appeared in countless movies such as King Kong, however for those on a budget the entrance fees are going to shock you. Its the need to see value and landmarks such as this in any city are going to cost to see. The building will cost around $20 to see.Built in 1931 at the peak of the skyscraper craze, this 103-story limestone giant opened after a mere 13 months of construction. The framework rose at an astonishing rate of 4½ stories per week, making the Empire State Building the fastest-rising skyscraper ever built. The building is historic and has museum qualities, having a beautiful front lobby and numerous pictures and historic documents to look at.A great tip is to book in advance on the internet ($2 extra), and by doing this you can speed your way to the observatory on the 86th floor. If this is your first visit, rent a headset with an audio tour. The 86th-floor observatory is outdoors.. This is the deck to go to to truly see the city. Don't worry about going outside into the wind or you'll miss half the experience. Bring quarters for the high-powered binoculars as the view is amazing you can view the city between the clouds and watch the rain travel sideways around the building from the shelter of the enclosed walkway. The advantage of paying the extra $15 to go to the indoor 102nd floor is that this observatory affords an easy and less-crowded circular walk-around from which to view the city. It also feels more removed and quieter.A tip for the budget concious is to buy a new york pass which you can do at www.newyorkpass.com. It will allow you free entrance to see sights like this and other expensive entry fee sights. If you intend to visit a lot of places in New York sign up for the day or 2 day passes and save money.I wouldnt bother eating at the Empire State Building youre in Manhattan and theres going to be lots of cheap delis and fast food eateries.Overall i would recommend just for the stunning views of the city. If youre going to go just to see the building then i wouldnt pay the fee just walk around the base and take photos. Security as you can imagine is very tight.
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