Top of the Rock or Empire State Bldg...

Jul 11th, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Top of the Rock or Empire State Bldg...

on a Thursday evening? Which would you do?
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Jul 11th, 2006, 06:12 PM
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top of the rock has more room to explore, less crowded, better views on the whole, IMO
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Jul 12th, 2006, 03:12 AM
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The experience at Top of the Rock is much nicer, faster and more pleasant. You get to see the ESB from TOTR. The only thing is, TOTR has a great view of Central Park but if you go at night when it's dark, the park appears to be just a big dark hole (since it's not lit). I generally suggest people visit TOTR during daylight or dusk and ESB at night. The views and experiences are different.
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Jul 12th, 2006, 04:14 AM
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Top of the Rock.

We went on a Thursday night at dusk, and stayed through sunset until it was dark and the city was lit up. It was beautiful. The fact that you get a timed entry and don't have to wait in hour+ long lines (like at the Empire St. Building) would decide for me. Also, I got great pictures of the Empire State Building.
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Jul 12th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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very nice pictures!

I booked us for Top of the Rock at night, a half hr after Drowsy Chaperone gets out. I thought we'd be rushed to do it at dusk w/the plays each evening (and we eat dinner before the theater, don't like to eat late at night). Will include it in my trip report.
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