You can travel through nine galleries that immerse you in the history of the ESB beginning in the 1920s.
The eighth room, “King Kong”, takes visitors into an office from the 1930s. King Kong’s giant fingers pierce the walls as he climbs the building. Kids can even step into the ape’s hands! Finally, the ninth room remembers many celebrities who have made the Empire State Building feel like home, even for a few hours.
“While the views from the 86th Floor Observatory are world-famous, the Empire State Building has a rich history filled with exciting events and innovative projects that we are now able to share via our new second-floor exhibits,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, in a press release. Head to the Empire State Building for a new experience seven days a week from 8am-2am.
Main Image: Kids in King Kong's hands. Courtesy Alex Chernin, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.