Back before smart phones and Google maps, the iconic Empire State Building served as one of the towering landmarks that helped millions of lost tourists get their bearings. Soaring 1,250 feet above the city, "The World's Most Famous Office Building” stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972.
Other than Circle Line tours themselves, the 86th and 102nd Floor Observatories on the Empire are the highlight of New York sightseeing, where visitors can witness extraordinary views of the city and, on a clear day, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Designed in the distinctive Art Deco style, it's been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. But just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s old-fashioned. In 2010, the Empire State Building underwent $550 million in renovations to become more energy efficient.
In September of 2011, they became LEED certified, becoming the tallest LEED certified building in the United States. See the Empire State Building tower above the skyline on one of our cruises.
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