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Empire State Building Observatory Launches New Visitor Entrance

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|by Craig Nelson |


A New York icon gets a splashy upgrade

The Empire State Building’s newly renovated entrance (Photo: Evan Joseph)

The Empire State Building’s newly renovated entrance (Photo: Evan Joseph)

One of the Big Apple’s most beloved attractions has just received an exciting new facelift for its entrance.

The Empire State Building has officially opened a new visitor entrance on 34th Street for the famed observatory, which offers stunning views of the New York skyline. This completely redesigned experience is a big win for visitors, with improvements in the ticketing process, visitor flow and security procedures.

Visitors are greeted with a beautifully designed lobby that mixes high-tech features with classic Art Deco design. A towering two-story model of the building and LED screens with digital ticketing stations welcome guests as they enter, and there is a will-call space for easy pick-up of tickets ordered in advance. Designed in tribute to the lobby’s designation as a historic landmark, the new entryway is part of a greater modernization project for the entire building that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. With more than 4 million visitors flocking to the Empire State Building every year, the renovation should reduce wait times and make the experience even better for guests. Make it a New York vacation to remember – get great deals on tickets at ShowTickets.

 

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