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Famous Manhattan Tower, United States of America design by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects

post updated Mar 27, 2021 ; Aug 26, 2018

Empire State Building New Entrance

New Entry at Empire State Building New York City

A new entrance officially opened on August 22nd to better accommodate the large number of visitors and create a more enjoyable experience. Having visited the Empire State observation deck a few times I can vouch for the daunting length of the queues being an off-putting experience!

In 2017 4.2 million people visited the Empire State Building’s observation deck via the Fifth Avenue lobby, sharing circulation with office employees.

Photos of this famous New York City tower:
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photos, 2007: Andrew McRae

The new observatory deck entrance is round the corner from Fifth Avenue on 34th Street. The new entry is part of the ongoing major revamp by Empire State Realty Trust.

Lobby interior photo – former entry hall at street level:
Empire State New York interior

A two-story high model of the building is the focus of the new lobby.

The entrance walls are brought to life with large photographs and a mosaic.

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New York skyscraper photos, 2007: Andrew McRae

Feb 6, 2018

Empire State Building Observation Deck

New Observation Deck at Empire State Building New York City

Renewal Architects: Beyer Blinder Bellee

As part of the refurbishment of the famous landmark’s 102nd-floor observation deck, NYC architects Beyer Blinder Belle plans to install external mounted “selfie” cameras on select windows, reports www.6sqft.com. The camera will have a fisheye lens, providing sight-seers a picture-perfect image with themselves wrapped in the Manhattan skyline.

In addition to the selfie cameras, the architecture firm will add floor-to-ceiling windows to provide better views from one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world. The observation deck’s 4’8″ windows and lower structure will be replaced with nearly 9-foot windows for a totally unobstructed view of the city.

The proposed upgrades are set to match the tower’s signature Art-Deco style.

The owners of the building are looking to fill 50,000 sqft of retail space by 2020 with the skyscraper’s ground-floor, concourse and second-floor currently on the market. It’s the most retail space available at the building since it first opened in 1931.

Jul 4, 2016

Empire State Building in New York

Empire State Building New York City

Building images from Jun 24 – Jul 2, 2016 © architect Adrian Welch:

Night-time views from the top of this NYC tower:
Empire State New York view

Empire State Building New York view

New York skyscraper view

More images of this world-famous Manhattan skyscraper:
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New York skyscraper building

Top of tower mast at night:
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Dusk view from street level on Fifth Avenue:
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Empire State Building

Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY, USA
Location: Midtown
Date built: 1931
Design: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects

This famous Manhattan tower design by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects is a celebrated 20th Century skyscraper, designed in the Art Deco style.

This celebrated tower is a 381m high skyscraper, a world-famous New York landmark. It is a good example of Art Deco architecture – subtle on the exterior, more accentuated in the tower interior.

The Observatory is open every day, including weekends and holidays.

Excavation of the site began on January 22 1930 with construction of this Manhattan skyscraper building starting on March 17 1930. The framework rose at a rate of 4 ½ stories per week.

The masonry work for the building was completed in November 13 1930.

President Hoover pressed a button (unusually not in New York City but in Washington, D.C.) which turned on the Empire State Building’s lights and officially opened the building on May 1 1931.

View of building from distance, 2007:

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New York skyscraper photo: Andrew McRae

Empire State Building architects : Shreve, Lamb & Harmon

Location: Empire State Building, New York City, USA

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