In 1933, General Electric proudly opened Rockefeller Centre. It was a marvel in construction and was a shining example of art deco design. Standing at 259 meters (850 ft), the 70 story building is the 10th tallest building in New York City and the 33rd tallest in the United States. A visit to the observation deck atop of the skyscraper, Top of the Rock, is a highlight for any visitor to New York.
The observation deck, day or night, has some of the best panoramic views of the city. Visitors can get picture-perfect views of the Empire State Building and lower Manhattan, Central Park, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.
From 1985 through 2005, the Top of the Rock underwent a $75 million renovation, which included a wall of mouth-blown glass panels, with Swarovski crystals and fiber optic lighting called Radiance.
Rockefeller Centre is also home to NBC Studios. The Today Show, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live, amongst others, are all shot and produced here.
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