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The Empire State Building, New York City

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What this 80-year-old, 102-story landmark (the world’s tallest
until the World Trade Center stole its title in 1972) has that newer, taller
towers don’t is an unsurpassed location in the middle of Manhattan. The 86th-floor
observatory has an outdoor promenade that gives visitors a full sensory
immersion in New York City’s sights, sounds, and smells.

Observe This: Yes, you can pay $15 extra and continue on to
the 102nd floor, but the 86th is really much nicer. —Karrie Jacobs

World's Coolest Observation Decks

The Empire State Building, New York City

What this 80-year-old, 102-story landmark (the world’s tallest
until the World Trade Center stole its title in 1972) has that newer, taller
towers don’t is an unsurpassed location in the middle of Manhattan. The 86th-floor
observatory has an outdoor promenade that gives visitors a full sensory
immersion in New York City’s sights, sounds, and smells.

Observe This: Yes, you can pay $15 extra and continue on to
the 102nd floor, but the 86th is really much nicer. —Karrie Jacobs

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World's Coolest Observation Decks

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