When on holiday in New York City, you should not miss your visit to the Empire State Building. Emblematic to New York and to the skyscraper concept, it was completed in 1931 and it held the record of “the highest building” until 1972.
The architecture of the building is in the Art Deco style and currently it is the third tallest skyscraper in New York. The cost of building it were more than 40 million $, it has more than 6 500 windows, 73 elevators and it has 102 floors. Its total height is 1453 feet and you have to walk over 1860 steps to get to the top.
In the end it is all worth: the view from the top of the Empire State building is breathtaking, particularly at night. On a clear day you can see around 80 miles in the city. Beware of bag weather; the building is struck by Lightning 100 times a year. During special holidays the lights on the facade change colors and it is a beautiful show.
You can visit it every day from 8am to 2am and you won’t regret it. Feeling on the top of the world should definitely be on your New York holiday list.