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One of the most iconic skyscrapers in New York City, the Empire State Building, soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna top, has swung open its doors once again.

The Empire State Building Observatory Experience has now reopened, featuring a brand new $165 million Observatory experience. In addition, the exclusive All-Access Tour is open that features star treatment by entering through the building’s private entrance into the celebrity green room. Snacks and beverages are served in the room that is adorned with photos and memorabilia from former celebrity visitors. Featuring its own bathroom and make-up room, this is the same green room where stars like Kristen Bell, John Cena, Adriana Lima, Eminem, Millie Bobby Brown, and the Radio City Rockettes get ready for special appearances.

Following the visit to the green room, guests will embark on a private tour that includes a visit to the brand new guest-only entrance on 34th Street where they will receive a complimentary photo in front of a majestic 25-foot model of the Empire State Building. A behind-the-scenes look at archival construction photos on the Concourse level, a visit to the world-famous 86th floor open-air Observatory, and the grand finale, the beautifully restored Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby, complete the package. The crown jewel of the experience is the 102nd floor, which offers 360-degree views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides.

“As the Empire State Building continues to evolve and improve the experience for our guests, we are excited to launch the ‘All Access Tour,’ which takes you behind the velvet ropes,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President of the Observatory. “The ‘All Access Tour’ provides everyone that reserves a space with the same treatment that celebrities and other distinguished guests receive when they visit the iconic landmark. Join us and create a memory that will last a lifetime.”

The “All Access Tour” is available five times a day, Monday through Sunday and is priced at $500 per person. Reservations are only available at

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