New App Guides Visitors Through Empire State Building

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Explore New York’s Empire State Building in a whole new way with the Empire State Building Observatory Experience App, which guides visitors through the icon's extraordinary exhibits and views with in-depth information on the steel-framed tower's history.

As guests travel through the 1,400-ft-tall building, the app is designed to ensure visitor engagement for the entirety of their experience, becoming an audio and visual companion for four specific areas: the Sustainability Exhibit, the "Dare to Dream" Exhibit about the history and construction of the building (which includes roughly  60,000 tons of structural steel) and its 86th- and 102nd-floor observatories. Additionally, videos, image galleries, quizzes and an information section with maps showing points of interest give the user an all-access pass to the building.

Created by Antenna International, this free app is available via the Apple Store and Google Play and will replace the device-dependent, self-guided multimedia tour previously given to each guest upon admittance to the building. Visitors can download the app before their visit or connect to the free Wi-Fi upon arrival.