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Manhattan, view from Empire State Building USA

One of the most amazing views in New York City. You have to buy a ticket, to get up to the platform. A good thing is the New York Pass with Fast Entrance to shorten the wait, and you can save money with it. But it has a looooong wait, sometimes about 1.5h or more. But the wait is worth it! You'll get a fantastic feeling. Don't miss it.

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Travel Information

Metro to 34 Street - Herald Square or 33rd Street. Than a 10mins walk.
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 06:21 - 17:52 | current local time: 06:32
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Spot Comments (2)

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PhotoJoern.de 23.07.2016
Quote "And preferably no tripod, because there are too many people! " I hear this the first time. I am quite sure that you cannot bring a tripod up to Empire State Building. They have airport like security and will prevent any kind of tripod like equipment to enter the terraces. So my recommendation: make yourself comfortable with handheld shooting.
PhotoJoern.de 25.07.2016
I had a full tripod in 2011 that they definitely would not pass through security. Not sure how to use a travel tripod up there. The web is full of reports from the last years that even a table-tripod would not go through. But hey, it might be worth a try with something maximum stealthy. A beanbag would perhaps do the trick. Worst case is that you have to let it downstairs with security in a locker and pick it up afterwards.

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