The Empire State Building is one of the symbols of New York. Thousands of people flock here everyday to admire the breathtaking views of Manhattan
In this video, we take the journey up to the 86th floor Observation Deck and see right over New York City.
If you are planning on taking this tour, allow a good 2 hours here as the queue to get up there is enormous. It can take over 1 hour to get to the top and allow at least 30 mins to take in the breathtaking views.
0:03 - Waiting in line to get to the first elevator.
0:26 - Entering the first elevator to take us up to the 80th floor.
0:35 - The elevator panel.
0:44 - Floor indicator.
0:49 - Duration timer counting how long it takes to rise 80 floors.
1:44 - Arrival at the 80th floor.
1:56 - Waiting in line for the second elevator to take us up 6 more floors to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor.
2:21 - Art deco on the walls.
2:31 - Man wearing a King Kong outfit.
2:36 - Outside "Empire" The Store.
2:48 - Entering the second - and last - elevator to take us up to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor.
3:01 - The foyer of the 86th floor.
3:14 - Panoramic views over Manhattan from to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor.
3:21 - Looking East.
3:26 - Close up of The Chrysler Building.
3:40 - The South side with the East River in the distance.
4:06 - Looking down onto East 34th Street with a birds-eye view of the cars and people below.
4:29 - Looking over towards the Financial District with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the background.
4:45 - Looking over towards Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
4:48 - A US Airways Airbus A320.
4:52 - Shipyard Marina on Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, New Jersey.
5:01 - New York Golf Center, North River Pier No. 59.
5:10 - The MetLife Building on Park Avenue, Midtown Manhattan. This was originally called the Pan Am Building.
5:26 - Looking over towards Central Park. Central Park spans 770 acres. It is 2.5 miles (4 km) long between 59th Street (Central Park South) and 110th Street (Central Park North), and is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.
5:40 - Bryant Park on 5th Avenue.
6:19 - The Williamsburg Bridge.
6:28 - Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
6:33 - The Flatiron Building on the corner of East 23rd Street and 5th Avenue.
6:37 - New skyscraper under construction on the corner of 6th Avenue and West 30th Street.
6:45 - The Financial District.
6:54 - Sign on top of the Empire State Building saying "We welcome you, We welcome your visit, We do not welcome your graffiti".
7:02 - One Penn Plaza.
7:12 - Macy's Herald Square on the corner, 151 West 34th Street.
Filmed using the Sony HDR-HC9 HDV1080i High Definition Handycam.