Watch the Sunrise From the Empire State Building

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The Empire State Building has announced the "Sunrise Experience," an unprecedented opportunity to watch the sunrise over New York City from its world-famous 86th floor Observatory.

Guests will share a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the sunrise and witness the city waking up from unobstructed, 360-degree open-air views in the heart of NYC. No more than 100 tickets will be sold per sunrise. 

STATE Grill and Bar, located in the lobby of the Empire State Building, will offer the "Empire State Building Sunrise Breakfast," available exclusively to visitors who wake up before dawn. Additionally, ticket holders can add on a prix fixe breakfast option while purchasing passes for the Sunrise Experience.

The Sunrise Experience is initially only available from October 1through November 20 and is priced at $100 per person. Guests are permitted access to the 86th floor Observatory approximately 30 minutes before the sunrise time. Limited tickets are available, and reservations are required. 

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