We climbed up closer to midnight, on the advice at the official site. We did not have to listen to that recommendations. Queue, even in the 1Am, ended on the street out of building. General feeling is not the best. Everything was so-so, if not say more, except of the view from the top. It was awesome! But you had to wait 3-5 mins to get to the free spot near the each point of view.
About the building, it’s nothing to compare with Rockefeller Center. But what can I expect? It was build only like a station for airship. Looks accordingly.
And as always, here is my photo report from the roof of Empire State Building.