Empire State Building unveils 102nd floor observatory

empire state building observatory

The Empire State Building announced the third phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined observatory experience, the newly renovated 102nd floor observatory.

The 102nd floor features floor-to-ceiling glass windows where guests can step right to the edge of the world’s most famous building.

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.

Construction of the 102nd floor began in January 2019 within a state-of-the-art suspended “cocoon” — a circular scaffolding structure — the highest of its kind in New York. The cocoon allowed work to take place with no impact to guests visiting the world-famous 86th floor observatory.

Phase three follows the openings of the observatory entrance at 20 West 34th St. and the second-floor galleries.


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