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Empire State Building Shows Off New $165 Million Observatory

The remodeled observatory opens to the public Saturday

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    Empire State Building Shows Off New $165 Million Observatory
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    People look at the south view in the 102nd floor Observatory of the Empire State Building, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

    What to Know

    • The Empire State Building's observatory has a dizzying new look with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows 102 floors above NYC

    • The remodeled observatory opens to the public Saturday

    • The $58 cost to get to the observatory at 1,250 feet above Fifth Avenue has not changed

    The observatory atop the Empire State Building has a dizzying new look with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows 102 floors above New York City.

    The remodeled observatory opens to the public Saturday. It was unveiled to the media Thursday.

    More than 4 million annual visitors will get a bird's-eye view of the city and nearby states.

    The $58 cost to get to the observatory at 1,250 feet above Fifth Avenue has not changed.

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    The building also has remodeled its famous open-air observatory on the 86th floor.

    The highest new perch also contains fresh exhibits on the way up. It was a four-year project costing $165 million.

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