Top of the Rock New York
Top of the Rock – Tourist Attractions in New York City
Top of the Rock in NYC, New York, USA
Top of the Rock
The observation deck atop the skyscraper, dubbed “Top of the Rock”, reopened to the public on November 1, 2005, after undergoing a $75 million renovation. It had been closed since 1986 to accommodate the renovation of the Rainbow Room. The deck, which is built to resemble the deck of an ocean liner, offers sightseers a bird’s eye view of the city, competing with the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building.
The ‘”Top of the Rock” had also been co-opted for NBC’s Sunday Night Football during the 2006-07 season, with the top player/MVP in that night’s game according to John Madden and Al Michaels receiving the honor of being that night’s “Rock Star” in the form of a glass trophy display on the observation deck; this was a replacement for the Horse Trailer Award formerly awarded on ABC’s Monday Night Football. The Horse Trailer honor was restored for the 2007-08 season.
The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is famous for housing the headquarters of the television network NBC. At 850 feet (259 m) tall, the 70-story building is the 9th tallest building in New York City and the 32nd tallest in the United States. The building is sometimes referred to as 30 Rock, a reference to its address at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
8:00 a.m. – midnight
last elevator at 11:00 p.m.