NEW YORK -- The Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory was
set to reopen Sept. 29, offering visitors a view from what now is
the city's tallest skyscraper.
The observation deck has been closed to the public since the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center's twin
The observatory will be open on Sept. 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m.
to midnight. It will close again Oct. 1 to 5 and then reopen for
the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
The top of the building will remain illuminated in red, white
and blue through the end of November.