Empire State Building's Secret 103rd Floor (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Views From The Empire State Building's Secret 103rd Floor

It's another New York secret hidden in plain sight.

The famed Empire State Building (formerly the tallest building in NYC) opens its 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks to visitors every day of the year, but few guests get to see the "secret" 103rd floor, where a narrow outdoor platform offers dizzying views of the city.

But on a stormy Tuesday, a group of journalists was invited up to the off-limits observatory, as the Midtown landmark proudly shows off the fruits of its multi-year, $550-million refurbishment.

While new indoor spaces and exhibits are part of the refit, one thing that hasn't changed are the majestic views from the top of the Empire State's spire.

Fancy a tour of more secrets of NYC landmarks? Check out a tour of Grand Central Terminal.

A Tour of the Empire State Building

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