Полезная информация для тех, кто собрался посетить знаменитый небоскреб Эмпайр-Стейт-Билдинг во время поездки в Нью-Йорк.
Visiting the Empire State Building is extremely popular with travelers coming to New York City. With these tips you can save yourself time and make the most of your visit to the Empire State Building.
Book Tickets Online. Getting to the Empire State Observatory requires waiting in three lines: one for security, one for tickets, and one for the elevator. There's no skipping the security line, but you can skip the ticket line by buying your tickets in advance. You can even skip the line for the elevator and security if you buy an Express Pass (though it costs more than double the price of a regular ticket).
The 102nd Floor Observatory. For a long time, you could only go as high as the 86th floor Observatory at the Empire State Building, but now, you can head even higher up to the 102nd Floor Observatory. Because the area is glassed in, you'll get better pictures from the 86th floor, but the view is extraordinary! You can't buy tickets to the 102nd floor observatory online, but you can buy tickets at a kiosk on the 86th Floor (so you can still skip the ticket line) or at the regular ticket booth. The best way to start or finish your Day at the Empire State Building. If you're trying to squeeze a lot of activities into a short period of time, it's good to keep in mind that the Empire State Building opens at 8 a.m. and the last elevator ascends at 1:15 a.m. (the Observatory is open until 2 a.m.). This makes the Empire State Building a good choice for beginning or ending your day, since it's open before most other attractions and closes after many other attractions.
TheWeather. The views from the Empire State Building are best on clear, dry days. Check the weather in New York City and take that into consideration when planning your visit to the Empire State Building. Of course, the first clear day after a few rainy days will be popular with other visitors as well, so prepare for longer lines. Should You Visit During the Day or at Night? The views from the Empire State Building are impressive at anytime, but keep in mind that during the daytime, you'll be able to see the layout of the city and geography of the surrounding area in greater detail, while nighttime viewing offers the excitement of the city's lights.
Allow Plenty of Time for Your Visit to the Empire State Building. Even if you buy your tickets online, there's no avoiding the line for security clearance, so plan at least 2 hours for your visit to the Empire State Building. On weekends and when the weather is especially beautiful the lines can be even longer. The lines tend to be shortest if you arrive very early in the day.
Security Check. Every visitor to the Empire State Building must pass through security screening, so be aware. Glass and bottles are not permitted in the building. Cameras and camcorders are permitted, but tripods are not. There is no coat/luggage check at the Empire State Building, so whatever you bring into the building, you will have to carry with you throughout your visit.
О том, что здание пользуется большой популярностью среди туристов, говорить и вовсе излишне. Эмпайр-Стейт-Билдинг видно издалека, оно есть на панорамных снимках Нью-Йорка. Так же это здание было снято во многих фильмах.
При подготовке материала были использованы следующие источники:
Материал составлен методистом Лысаковой Л.В.