Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Where:                   5th Avenue & 34th Street

Opening Hours:     Daily from 8:00 am to 2:00 am    or                                  

                                Open 365 year round from 8 am to 2 am

                                The last elevator up is at: 1:15 AM.

Activity:                360 Panoramic Views

Special events:      During the summer months you will find live music being played

       between 9:30 pm and midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and


The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, its name derives from the nickname of New York State. Being in one of its observatories, it is one of the best experiences you can live in your visit to New York City. There are observatories on 86th and 102nd floors which provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond.

The Empire State Building is the most famous skyscraper of New York. It is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, its name derives from the nickname of New York State. To be one of the lucky visitors of its observatories is one of the best experiences you can live on your visit to New York City. On the 86th and 102th floor there are observatories that offer unforgettable 360 degree views of new York city and beyond.

The building is open every day; the last elevator lifts up at 1:15am. Tickets for the 102nd floor must be purchased in person or online purchase (keep in mind if you choose the online purchase, you should pick the tickets up the day of the visit). For sports lovers, each year there's a race to the top that takes place; the record is in 9 minutes 33 seconds, scaling 1,576 stairs. This event is held once a year in February.


The building remains open all year round. The last elevator to the top will leave at 1:15 am. for those of you who want to see the city at night time. Tickets for the 102nd floor can be purchased online, or in person. Please note that if you choose an online purchase, you have to claim the tickets on the day of the visit. For sport lovers, Each year a race is carried out to the top of the building. The record of 9 minutes 33 seconds was registered by someone climbing up 1,576 stairs. This event is held once a year in February.

Our advice:

  • If you want to avoid the queue, buy your tickets online.
  • Children under the age of five are free.
  • In the corner of the Empire State Express you can buy tickets to avoid waiting in line; However, you'll pay a bit more than usual.
  • Regularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 9pm you could hear a live saxophonist who accompanies with romantic music.
  • The building was designated a national historic monument, the tower changes color according to the time of year or when commemorating a special event. If you see the tower of a special color during your visit and want to know what event is taking place, visit the building's page at http://audiotour.esbnyc.com/node/390.

Empire State Building

Our advice:

·         If you want to avoid the queue, purchase your tickets online.

·         Kids 5 and under are admitted free of charge

·         You can buy tickets in the corner of the Empire State Express to avoid waiting in long lines.  However, it may be slightly more  

           expensive than usual.

·         For fun, come Thursday through Saturday, from 9:00 pm – 1 am to listen live saxophonist playing pleasant romantic music.

·         The building was designated a National Historic Monument. Its tower changes color at an special event or commemorating a     

          special event. If during your visit you see the tower with a special color and want to know what event is taking place, check the  



Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Opening Hours: opens every day from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Grand Central is a terminal station located at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is the largest train station in the world by the number of platforms. The most striking part of the station is undoubtedly the Vanderbilt Hall, the main waiting room in Grand Central Terminal, provides a spectacular setting for both public and private events. This waiting area of over of 1,100 square meters, draws attention by its neo-classical forms, its sculptures, the transparent dome of the central building, the constellations in the ceiling, columns and marble floor, and the stairs which no one knows where they may take us... The huge figures of Roman gods, Mercury, Minerva and Hercules look down from 42nd Street. This historic NYC landmark is not only a transportation hub—it’s a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 68 shops, 35 places to eat, and a calendar full of events. This terminal has 67 trains and 5 subway platforms. Around 750 trains arrive and depart daily from the terminal.

Our Advice:

Grand Central station offers their own audio at a fairly affordable rate, or you can download it to your phone with the app: http://goo.gl/UB6KCi

Grand Central Terminal offers a guided tour available seven days a week (closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day). Hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. These hours my be extended during holidays. The 75-minute tour, departs daily at 12:30 p.m. from the Terminal’s Main Concourse. Prices are fairly reasonable, and you can actually save money on tickets through a variety of methods.

In the middle of the great lobby there is an information booth, that attends more than 1000 questions every hour, and you can use it if you need orientation. The four faced clock on top of the information booth is one of the most recognizable icon of Grand Central. It is worth 20 million dollars.

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Opening Hours:      It is open all through the year from 8 am to 12            


                               Last elevator up at 11:00pm

                               opening hours may vary during the holiday.                

Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers stunning views of New York City and beyond. One of the best attractions of Manhattan is the Top of the Rock, located at the Rockefeller Center in New York (W 52nd Street / 6th Avenue). It is home to many offices such as NBC studios and Radio City Music Hall. The Top of the Rock is a 69-story building with observatory deck on the last 3 floors.

Guests make their way through a multi-media exhibit area on the mezzanine, where they can learn about the rich history, art and architecture of Rockefeller Center, before stepping into one of the high-speed glass ceiling sky shuttles for the thrilling ride to the Top.

You can see kilometers and kilometers of breathtaking views of the city such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, see a splendid sunset. 'It's simply the most spectacular view of New York!!!.

Tickets: You can buy tickets at the official site of Top of the Rock or by clicking here you will get great discounts, but if you have the New York Pass and New York City Pass they are already included.

When purchasing tickets you can book the day you intent to go, but in summer, if you cannot attend the day you have previously booked, it is advisable to change the day booked due to the large crowds attending during this time of year.

 Our advice:

  • Avoid long lines by getting tickets online.
  • In the shops located on floors 67 and 69 exclusive items from Top of the Rock are sold.
  • The best time to visit is between 8 am and 10 am or one hour before closing, as there will be less number of people.
  • You can recreate the famous photograph taken in 1932, where some workers were having lunch on a beam 260 meters above the ground. For a few dollars you can be the character of this iconic photograph.
  • Take the 75-minute guided tour through the building complex Rockefeller Center, where you will discover the rich history and artistic value of this iconic landmark of New York.

Flat Iron Building

Flat Iron Building


YEAR:              1901-1902


Located at 175 Fifth Avenue and Broadway, next to Madison Square Park, and close to the Empire State Building, going south on 5th Avenue, the way he breaks the strict orthogonal bevel trace Manhattan, New York, United States.

ADDRESS: 175 5th Ave New York NY 1001

VIDEO:   https://en.wikiarquitectura.com/building/flatiron-building/ 

The Flatiron Building is one of the most famous historic landmarks in New York. It was originally called the Fuller Building, after the founder of the company who built it and who died two years before it's completion. This Art Nouveau building Beaux Arts whose facade is divided horizontally into three parts. The entire facade is elaborately decorated with designs and motifs reminiscent of French and Italian Renaissance architecture. Tiene una forma triangular distintiva.

The building stands 285 (67 m) feet tall, with 22 stories. The pointy end of the building is only 6.5 feet (1.98 m) wide and opens up to an acute angle of roughly 25 degrees. The triangular-shaped structure is located on an entire block, bounded by Fifth Avenue, 23rd Street, and Broadway, facing Madison Square.

The Flatiron Building in New York is undoubtedly one of the most striking, renowned and beautiful skyscrapers in the city. Its footprint is a triangle and thus somewhat reminiscent of an iron – hence its name, the Flatiron. It has long been a sought-after picture for photographers – especially with its beautiful antique clock in the foreground. The building is perfectly shaped with the streets of the city – it completely fills the triangle formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 23rd Street.


Today, the Flatiron Building is frequently used in television commercials and documentaries as an easily recognizable symbol of the city. It has appeared in many film settings in New York, such as Hitch, Shark Tale, Spider-man, Armageddon, Godzilla, I fell in love with a witch, among many others.

When construction on the building began, local residents became interested immediately, placing bets on how far the debris would spread when the wind knocked it down. The steel framework of triangular Flatiron Building was not particularly innovative, but engineers, Purdy & Henderson, had to strengthen it to deal with the wind, as the building was quite narrow and therefore had less volume to resist. Nevertheless, the wind was a factor in the public attention the building received.

The building is of historical significance to New York City, designed by architect Daniel Burn and built in 1902. The developer built the skyscraper as a speculative project with the intention of renting offices in various financial and commercial enterprises, which was unusual at that time. The Flatiron represents a first attempt by builders to create a new business center north of Wall Street. Today, it is purely an office building.

The Flatiron Building is so iconic the whole district is named after the building – the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The district forms a rectangle that is bordered by 20th Street to the south; Seventh Avenue and to the west; 25th Street to the north; and Lexington Avenue to the east. Local residents used to refer to the triangular lot bounded by Broadway, and Fifth Avenue, and 22nd and 23rd Street as the "Flat Iron" (with its shape resembling that of a household clothes iron). When the building was constructed, the nickname stuck.

The Flatiron Building is worth visiting throughout the year, but note that it’s best to discover it by day; the building’s illumination is limited at night, so you’re more likely to capture winning photos during daytime hours

One World Observatory

One World Observatory


One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street Manhattan, New York City,

New York, U.S. Phone: (844) 696-1776


One World Observatory is open 7 days a week.

However, its opening hours keep changing all throughout the year.

May 1st to September 4th: 8 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.45 pm

September 5th to December 20th: 9 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.15 pm

December 21st – January 3rd: 8 am to 8 pm The last ticket is sold at 7.15 pm

January 4th - April 30th : 9 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.15 pm


You can purchase tickets online with your computer, smartphone or tablet by clicking here. To purchase tickets by phone call (844) 696-1776. If you can't purchase your tickets on the official website. You can try on www.citysightsny.com. (PS: It's cheaper there) 


On-line tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed up to ONE YEAR from date of purchase.


If you require assistance via phone, the Call Center is open

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 212-602-4000


· 360-degree views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere!

· Three levels of innovation and immersive exhibits

· High-speed Sky Pod elevators ascend to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds

· Step onto Sky Portal and see high-definition footage of streets below in real time

The tallest building in the western hemisphere, One World Trade Center, features five high-tech elevators that take visitors from the lobby to the three-story observatory in less than 60 seconds. As you step into de Sky Pod elevators, you’ll quickly realize that this isn’t your average elevator experience. With full-length digital screens on three sides, you’ll get a spectacular show that takes you on a journey through the development of the New York skyline from the 16th century right up to 2016.

When you walk out of the elevators on the 102nd floor, for maximum dramatic effect, there’s a two-minute video that captures the spirit of today’s New York to get your heart pumping. Then the screen lifts and unveils the magnificent view.

On May 2015, the One World Observatory Deck opened on the 100th & 102nd Floor at One World Trade Center making it the highest observatory deck. On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, you will experience expansive 360-degree views in all directions. This tower is also known as the Freedom Tower, built on the ground where the old iconic World Trade Center stood, until that terrible day 9-11-2001.

Upon entry, you'll be greeted in the Global Welcome Center, where a video on a board offers salutations in an array of languages. Then, you walk through a hall of videos called “Voices,” chronicling the valiant stories of the men and women who helped build One World Trade center. At the top, you'll experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City's skyline from the 1500s to present day.

Do you like to throw lavish parties for 300 of your closest friends? Then maybe you should think about renting the soaring 9,000-square-foot even space on the 102nd floor. There are three places to grab a bit to eat or enjoy a beverage including the casual One Café, One Mix and the more upscale restaurant One Dine that requires reservations. Tip: Get a table at the lounge to sip a cocktail as the sun sets over the Hudson River.

High-profile tenants include the publishing powerhouse Condé Nast (The New Yorker, Vogue, Details, Wired and many more), the U.S. General Services Administration and the China Center. When the project was unveiled in 2007, the estimated cost was around $3 billion, and today the estimated final cost is over $4.9 billion.

Building one of the safest and most technically advanced buildings in the world is a challenge to say the least. Along with security issues, massive costs and weather issues, the project required a mind-blowing amount of materials: over 45,000 tons of structural steel, 1.300 workers per day and 200,000 cubic yards of concrete. That’s enough concrete to build a sidewalk from New York to Chicago!

If you visit New York, this activity should definitely be among your plans.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Address:                     405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, EE. UU.

Visiting Schedule:     From 8:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.

                                   Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays).                     

The city of skyscrapers offers its tourists another landmark building, the Chrysler Building and it stands 319 meters (1047 ft) tall and has 77 floors. It was built between 1928 and 1930, by the US car manufacturer Chrysler, surpassed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and so becoming the tallest man-made structure in the world. It had been holding that title from 1930 to 1931, for 11 months, until it was surpassed by the nearby Empire State Building. It is one of the most famous examples of the art deco architecture style, with its stainless steel crown and perched gargoyles. This Building’s style—Art Deco—was considered modern, urbane, and luxurious. The term itself originated from the Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts), held in Paris in 1925.

The most striking aspect of this skyscraper is located on the top, where there are some of eagle heads on the ledge of  the 61st floor. A little further down, on the 31st floor, in each corner of the ledge there is a reproduction of pieces of flying wings. The unique skyscraper was made with 29,961 tons of steel, about 3,826,000 bricks, and there are a total of 3,862 windows that gaze out on New York.

The visual impact of the building lies in the wealth of the forms and use of the materials, in particular the metal plates, which reflect the light of the sun. In the roof there is a huge mural of 36 meter long by 26 meters wide painted by Edward Trumbull that represents images of a type of progress, transport and energy.

The lobby triangular with inputs and outputs to the sides, is illuminated in a very theatrical way and lavishly decorated with Red Moroccan marble walls, sienna-coloured floor and onyx, blue marble and steel in Art Deco compositions. Another main feature of the lobby are the 32 lifts available, each one of them different, and manufactured with american hardwoods from different parts of the world.

Eleven months after the opening of the Chrysler Building, the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building eclipsed it. This building was purchased by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council for $800 million in 2008 from Tishman Speyer real estate investment company for 90 percent majority ownership. It is primarily an office building and contains the corporate headquarters of some large investment and property firms.

Located on the east side of Manhattan, in the 405 of Lexington Avenue and at the intersection of 42nd Street. The entrance to the Chrysler building is free, there is no access beyond the visitor's entrance of the building. The lobby of the building is open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

Empire State Building
Grand Central Station
Top of the Rock
Flat Iron Building
One World Observatory
Chrysler Building