Empire State Building shows off the newly renovated observatory


The Empire State Building is unveiling a brand new look, including glossy floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bustling streets of New York City, on Saturday  More than 4 million annual visitors – with around 60 percent from abroad – will get the opportunity to view one of the world’s largest cities through completely clear, panoramic sheets of glass that surround the floor Previously, the windows had been only half the size. The Empire State Building will unveil their new observatory deck (pictured) on the 102nd floor of the building on Saturday The windows in the observatory, which were previously half the size, have been built to allow visitors to have a more comprehensive sight of New York CityNight owls can ride the elevator, now visible from the building’s interior, upstairs until 1 15am and catch a gorgeous view of the tower’s light show that changes colors for holidays or people  On the way up, feel free to stop at one of the building’s additional 10,000 square feet of fresh exhibits like a moving King Kong The cinematic icon’s exhibit includes King Kong’s large hand crashing through the building’s side and his face peering into a nearby window Also available is a wall fitted with photos of actors who shot movies in the building RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump supporters yell ‘lock him up’ about Joe and Hunter Biden at campaign rally ‘They’re just mad we look good!’ progressive AOC lashes out at reporter who. Share this article Share The renovation cost $165 million and took four years to fully complete (pictured) Although visitors will still be expected to pay the $58 ticket price to get to the observatory, shorter lines with less wait time have been promised The open air observatory on the 86th floor has also been remodeled and will require a $38 ticket  This time around, people will be able to be outside immediately as the wall between the interior space and the exterior terrace have been removed People who visit the Empire Building can explore an additional 10,000 square feet of exhibits, including King Kong (pictured) Tickets can be purchased online and at electronic kiosks  The project, financed by Empire State Reality Trust Inc., cost $165 million and took four years to complete Tickets to visit the 102nd floor observatory cost $58 and tickets for the 86th floor observatory cost $38Robert Krizman, the project manager, said remodeling was a daunting task Workers reportedly wore harnesses attached to the building and mounted metal baskets suspended on the 103rd floor After that, they removed non-functioning broadcast antennas weighing around 200 pounds each from old windows  

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