Empire State Building Issues Special Opening Hours in Preparation for Hurricane Irene

Aug 26, 2011, 16:49 ET from Empire State Building

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building will open one hour early at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, in an effort to accommodate its visitors' requests to view the world-famous Observatory prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irene in New York City. The Observatory will then close at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with the last elevator going up to the Observatory at 10:00 a.m.  The special hours are aligned with the mandatory transit closures issued by the City of New York and to ensure the safety of all guests.

The Empire State Building will re-open on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:00 a.m.

Please visit www.esbnyc.com for updates regarding Observatory hours.  

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet (from base to antenna) above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, www.facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding, or @ESBObservatory.

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