The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is a multi-level observation deck located in the Rockefeller Center that provides breathtaking views of New York City. This observation deck is a must-see attraction due to the spectacular views of New York City that it provides. On one side you have an amazing view of Central Park. On the other side you have an amazing view of the Empire State Building with lower Manhattan behind it. On a clear day you can see for miles. Top of the Rock features three stories of stunning views, including a stunning, open air, 360-degree view from the 70th Floor outdoor deck. Top of the Rock is considered by many to have the best and most romantic views of New York City along with the Empire State Building.
Top of the Rock features three fantastic observation areas. The first observation area is located on the 67-th floor and is accessible by transparent elevators. The second observation area is located on the 69th floor and accessible by escalators. The 70th floor viewing area is located outside on a wide deck. The lower 2 observation area at the Top of the Rock are enclosed with panels of fully transparent, non-reflective safety glass and the highest deck is completely open and allows for a 360 degree, unobstructed view of Manhattan. Some of New York City’s top attractions that can be seen from the Top of the Rock include the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Citicorp Building, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty.
The views from all of the observation decks are the best in the city, this is because the skyline includes the Empire State Building, Manhattan, along with central park. Unlike the Empire State Building you don’t have to press your head up against a cage to get a view. There are full glass panels that allow you to enjoy the view without feeling caged in.
This 70th floor observation deck at 30 Rockefeller was closed to the public for many years. It was recently renovated and re-opened to the public in 2005. The entrance to observation deck is located on West 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. The observation deck is open from 8:30 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year. Last elevator goes up at 11 p.m.