Empire State Building offers 360-degree views of NYC in new exhibit

One of the most iconic buildings in New York City is open for visitors.
The Empire State Building offers 360-degree views of New York City.
In addition to the view, there is a whole new way to see what went into the building.
"Unless you have visited the Empire State Building since December of 2019, then you do not know the Empire State Building as it is today,” says Jean-Yves Ghaz, of the Empire State Building Observatory.
There is a brand-new floor at the Empire State Building, with windows ceiling to floor offering a 360-degree view of the city.
Over $165 million went into the 2019 renovations tailored to visitors' desires, including the new top floor and new exhibits.
"Some of these exhibits are some of my favorites, including the construction exhibit where you are [in a] completely immersive experience; where you are surrounded by workers, [a] visual experience of the workers building the Empire State Building,” says Ghaz.
The floor includes over 10,000-square feet of immersive tactile and interactive experiences that celebrate the making of the Empire State Building from the moment it was conceived up to its place today in pop culture.
The staff says it is going above and beyond to keep visitors safe.
“We require everyone to wear a facial cover, to make reservations in advance because we have had to reduce our capacity,” says Ghaz.