Anything this good is worth the wait! What more can be said about a feeling, a thrill and a memory that stays with you for the rest of your life. A person once said, "You can live in New York all your life, but until you see it from the top of the Empire State Building, you haven't seen the city." The 86th floor observatory, 1,050 feet (320 meters), reached by high speed, automatic elevators, has both a glass-enclosed area, which is heated in winter and cooled in summer, and spacious outdoor promenades on all four sides of the Building. High powered binoculars are available on the promenades for the convenience of visitors at a minimal cost. The high point (no pun intended) of every visit to the Observatory is, of course, the spectacular 360-degree view of the Big Apple and the metropolitan area. Now, we are going to make that experience even more exciting and rewarding with an audio tour and corresponding signage so that visitors will know exactly what they are seeing from every vantage point on the observation deck. The tour is hosted by Tony, a real New Yorker. Tony will show you the sights, tell you stories about the city and entertain you in a way that only a New Yorker an. The tour is available in eight languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese & Korean.