The opening of the Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, ... More
Top of the Rock
The opening of the Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, which already include a skating rink, NBC Studios, and the famous Christmas tree. The Top of the Rock observation deck sits serenely on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. With its awesome views of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and northern Manhattan, you'll be transported to a more peaceful state of mind. Wile away the hours soaking in a gorgeous sunset or experiencing the hands-on multimedia exhibits. The innovative ticket reservation system claims to guarantee a comfortable atmosphere that is never overcrowded. There's no other place in New York like it.
Expected to have to wait in line, but it wasn't that crowded. Went on a Monday night at sunset.
Great views all around. Recommend watching the history videos before going up. It was extremely cold and windy at the top - dress prepared. Would have been nice to have some more benches to sit, but they probably don't want you to stay too long.
A "must do" while in New York.
While walking around beautiful Rockefeller Center, a young woman approached me about the Top Of The Rock. We started talking..it sounded great, so I got a ticket.
I head inside. No lines, no crowds..probably because it was a Thursday. Elevator to the top, then up an escalator. Now I'm at the top. I look to my left and see the very last of the sunset. Then I turn my head and there it is..The View. Stunning is the best way to describe it. There she is, the Empire S Building, with the top of it lit up in green. Gorgeous. Beyond that are the bridges, again, all lit up. And way out there is the Statue of Liberty..you can barely see her, but you see her arm in the air, proudly holding that torch. Goosebumps. Then more to the left is the Chrysler Building..it rivals the Empire S in beauty. The top was lit up in a beautiful blue color. Then theres Central Park..it totally sticks out because all of a sudden theres this big green area among all the steel and concrete. From up there, it looked like a big green perfect rectangle.
Heres the thing...I am SO glad I went at night, it was absolutely stunning..I cant imagine it would be better in daytime.
If I go back to New York, Im definitely going to the Top of the Rock again.
The Top of the Rock is immensely better than the Empire State Building! We bought the tickets just for the heck of it (at the building) and had no waiting even though it as in the afternoon. The facility is well-maintained and the views can�t be beat! I can not say enough good things about this attraction. The only negative is that there is nothing at the top to show you what you are looking at unless you buy a map ($2).
This place just started allowing tourists up there in 2005. It is amazing breathtaking. I've gone to the top of the Empire State Building but this place has it beat. It has glass paneling around the whole thing so you don't feel like your in a jail like at the Empire State Building. PLUS all your pictures come out really good without the fencing. One good way to go about it: Buy your tickets online in advance (hint hint, no waiting). While we were coming into the building we met Bill Haden from SNL. Two for one! What's not to love!?
OMG this was the most amazing view of Central Park and NYC!!!! the elevator ride alone was worth it!!! It was kind of pricey, but we had a military discount so instead of the 18 dollar price, ours was 10, so it was SO worth it!!!! Even better than the empire state building, and Chrystler building, I totally will tell everyone I know that is going to NYC to make this a destination stop, AMAZING, really nothing else to say but AMAZING VIEWS!!!
Skip the Empire State Building and go here!!! We went to the Empire State Building and waited in lines for hours for the same view as this. Not only did we not have to wait in line at the "Top of the Rock", it was a lot of fun. They had this awesome elevator that they take you up in and it has a see through ceiling that you can see yourself going up. The view is even better than any other in New York City. Definately worth the money! They are very organized here at the "Rock" and it made the visit fabulous.
The Top of the Rock is not as high as the Empire State building but just as good a view and has much smaller lines and much more spacious. I recommend it to anyone. However, watch out for bad, cloudy weather which I experienced there and decided to come back and see again the next day. It was well worth it and is essential to anyone visiting New York.
I went to Top of the Rock around Christmas and it was AMAZING! The group I was with also got tickets to the Empire State Building and never even went after Top of the Rock. We waited about 15 mins. to get to the top and the Empire State Building had a line around the building. Top of the Rock is organized and provides entertainment during the short wait before you get to the top. They also make sure that the building is not over crowded with people so that everyone has a chance to enjoy the view. Unfortunately I was ill for most of my trip to NYC but I'm so glad that I didn't miss this! It's a GREAT value and I highly recommend Top of the Rock!
It was really great, you get to feel what it was like building it on a fake bar. Than you go on a super fast elavoter that tells about Rockfeller and the building. The top have five wonderful decks both inside and out, and there is no way to look stright down. You have a 360 view. nothing to get in your way. Best of all you feel like you are face to face with the Empire state building
I would give a go!!
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