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VIP Tour of the Empire State Building for 12 in New York City

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Experience the Empire State Building from an insider's perspective as you and 11 guests tour the Art Deco majesty of the World's Most Famous Office Building.

The special, private, guided tour includes the rich history of the building including an architectural tour, detailing the recent $550 million renovations that brought back its Art Deco grandeur and is making it one of the most energy efficient, modern office buildings in the world. You and your guests will start in the magnificently restored Lobby, then tour the building's Lower Level where the operations center is based, stroll the Celebrity Walk of superstars and dignitaries who have visited the building, receive a personal explanation of its groundbreaking sustainability in a multi-media exhibit, learn about the achievements in constructing the Building and see historical photos and documents while perusing the Dare to Dream exhibit on the 80th floor, visit the world-famous 86th and 102nd floor Observatories, and experience the outdoor 103rd floor VIP viewing area for breathtaking 360-degree views (weather and construction permitting), reserved for celebrities and dignitaries (closed to the general public).

Donated by: Peter L. Malkin, Empire State Building Company LLC

Additional Lot Details
Additional Lot
Valid for 12 people for 1-1/2 hour tour. Empire State Building Company L.L.C. (ESBC) retains its right for approval/refusal to determine areas of the tour. Date of the tour must fall within the next (12) months following the auction and cannot already have a previously committed conflicting event. Dates and times are subject to docent availability. Blackout dates include all major holidays. It is understood by the auction winner that the ESB image is a registered trademark of the ESBC and is used with permission.
Lot #318903

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  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.

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VIP Tour of the Empire State Building for 12 in New York City

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

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