The Empire State Building announced the third phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined observatory experience, the newly renovated 102nd floor observatory.
Opening to the public on October 12, 2019, the 102nd floor will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows where visitors can step right to the edge of the World’s Most Famous Building.
”Guests experience their first “wow” moment when they enter an all glass elevator on the 86th floor. As they travel 16 stories through a newly-renovated glass shaft to 102, they will be provided a never-before-seen look at the inside of the tower’s mast and a glimpse of its world-famous tower lights,” said in a statement.
Made up of 24 crystal-clear, eight-foot-tall windows, the 102nd floor is an enclosed, climate-controlled, all-weather Observation Deck allowing 360-degree views of the city and beyond from the heart of New York City.
“The 102nd floor Observatory is the crown jewel of the Empire State Building. We’ve removed all the obstructions and obstacles, giving Guests access to a view that is centrally-located and unrivaled in New York City,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.
“The Observatory Entrance and the second-floor galleries have been embraced by our visitors, and the 102nd floor’s reopening is a major moment in our progress to complete the new Empire State Building Observatory Experience,” he added.
Tickets to the 86th floor Observatory start at $38 and tickets to the 102nd floor Observatory can be purchased for an additional $20 either online at www.empirestatebuilding.com or on-site at kiosks located on the second and 86th Floor.