If you want to see NYC in one glance it has to be from the top of this building. What gorgeous views of the city. From the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge, there's nothing that you can't see from here. The observatory is nice with great info about the history and the construction of this magnificent landmark. The place is so well managed, despite the huge number of tourists they get everyday, the staff is really nice and helps in the smooth functioning. The views from the top are spectacular and you have to see it to believe it. I simply Loved being here. Glad that I went all the way up.
My husband and I just went here a few days ago and had a truly wonderful time. The line wasn't too bad but the observation deck was pretty crowded. It took a while to be able to get to the edge to get a good view but that was to be expected. The vistas are incredible. It's a must-see for anyone from out-of-town (or even in-town really, it's pretty breathtaking)! However I would recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time to skip the lines.
This oldest tall building offers a unique view of New York from the top. But at first, one has to go through a security check. After that, the first set of lifts leads the visitor to an intermediate stop in the building. While in the lift, one can enjoy a movie projected on the roof. The movie recounts how the building has evolved from the podium to the pinnacle. The sight from the interim stop is also engaging. However, to gain a more magnificent view, one needs to take the second lift & reach the top. The view from here is utterly breathtaking.
Where to start. This building is an iconic building with a beautiful view of the sprawling metropolis that is Manhattan and on as far as the eye can see (and the weather will permit). Please do take your time to appreciate the splendour, beauty and craftsmanship that has gone into this building. Consider also how quickly it was completed and the attention to detail on the interior. Its is a phenomenal interior with vast amounts of beautiful marble and the amazing art deco design that make the building so special. Then upto the viewing levels, the view is fantastic and mesmerizing. Its always such a pleasure to enjoy the peace and quiet atop one of the largest buildings in Manhattan whilst looking down on all the busy streets below. Love love love this building and the staff were great.
Sure it is"touristy" but when you are a tourist, that's OK. It is another classic location you've probably seen in dozens of movies and it is cool being there. It is also an absolutely amazing piece of engineering and architecture, even after all the years. The building has style and class. Also great views of the city and other iconic buildings. The staff was friendly. The experience is definitely worth more than the ticket price. We bought advance tickets outside as part of a package, which saves time versus waiting to buy them when you get there. Just choose a reputable vendor.