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Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

© Mike Powell

This unique attraction features the most exhilarating and unobstructed panorama view of Manhattan and beyond. After nearly 20 years and a $75 million renovation, Rockefeller Center's Top of the Rock observation area re-opened in 2005 to allow visitors sights of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey and incredible access to the entire skyline of New York City, which was until then only publicly viewed through the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.

The space was closed to the public in the late 1980s to allow for renovations of the Rainbow Room. Upon entering the building, guests can view a multimedia exhibit and then take a speedy elevator to the 67th floor. The 69th floor is where the best views are, however, offering an outdoor deck with high glass paneling to block heavy winds and allow for non-thrill seekers to feel a bit more comfortable. The 70th floor is the highest point, resembling an Art Deco ocean liner 850 feet above the street and no glass barriers.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • 8am to 12am, last elevator leaves at 11pm
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $19
  • Children 6-12: $14
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Subway Stop:
  • B, D, F, V to the 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center Station
  • Contact:
  • Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
  • Phone: 212-332-6868
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck: www.topoftherocknyc.com
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