The Highest Open-Air Observatory in New York
When you visit the Empire State Building's outside 86th Floor Observation Deck, find yourself in the center of it all, above it all. As the most famous observatory on the planet, the 86th Floor has been the setting of many film and TV scenes, and also a massive number of unforgettable personal moments.
The Observation Deck wraps over the building's tower, giving 360-degree perspectives of New York and past. From up here, you'll get unique perspectives of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and substantially more. Our official Observatory Experience application shows you about your view from each bearing. At that point exploit our powerful binoculars to get a more intensive look.