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Top of the Rock

  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza Map It
  • Midtown West
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Rockefeller Center's multifloor observation deck, the Top of the Rock, on the 69th–70th floors of the building provides views that rival those from the Empire State Building—some would say they're even better because the views include the Empire State Building. Arriving just before sunset affords a view of the city that morphs before your eyes into a dazzling wash of colors, with a bird's-eye view of the tops of the Empire State Building, the Citicorp Building, and

the Chrysler Building, and sweeping views northward to Central Park and south to the Statue of Liberty. Reserved-time ticketing eliminates long lines. Indoor exhibits include films of Rockefeller Center's history and a model of the building. Especially interesting is a Plexiglas screen on the floor with footage showing Rock Center construction workers dangling on beams high above the streets; the brave can even "walk" across a beam to get a sense of what it might have been like to erect this skyscraper. A Sun & Stars ticket ($40) allows you to visit twice and see the city as it rises and sets in the same day.

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Sight Information


Entrance on 50th St., between 5th and 6th Aves., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York, 10112, United States

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212-698–2000; 212-698–2000

Sight Details:

  • $27 adult; children under 6 are admitted free of charge
  • Daily 8–midnight; last elevator at 11 pm

Updated 02/24/2014


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