The Art Deco buildings of Rockefeller Center besides offices and business premises hide the really spectacular place. The Observation Desk atop of 30 Rockefeller Plaza with 360 degree panoramic views of New York City.
The three levels located between 67th and 70th floors were designed for John D. Rockefeller, Jr. who over 70 years ago invited his guests for admiring the marvellous panorama of the city. For about 20 years it has been closed for visitors, and this year after thorough renovation opens its premises again.
To reach the Desk one has to pass the entrance hall with 14,000 piece Swarovski crystal chandelier above some memorials from the time of the construction. At the end the Sky shuttle elevators with glass roof need 50 seconds to reach the top of the building.
As Rockefeller Center is located in the middle of the city the views cover almost all popular landmarks of New York.
The the North is the Central Park and further the spire of Chrysler building , the river Hudson flanks the skyline of Manhattan skyscrapers, and when weather permits, you can see the Statue of Liberty far to the South.
As the Observation Desk is open till midnight you can choose the time of the visit to watch the sunset and the beginning of the night flooded by ‘neversleeping’ city.
8:00am to 12:00pm, with the last elevator going up at 11:00 pm.
Address: 30 Rockefeller Center (W 50th St between 5th and 6th Aves) New York, NY 10022