Manhattan
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Manhattan, New York City 

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Rockefeller Center 

 
 
The Rockefeller Center is a complex of commercial buildings occupying 22 acres (9 hectares) in Midtown Manhattan. Declared a Historic National Monument, construction of the Rockefeller Center began in 1930 during the Great Depression and completed by 1939. Today, the complex is home to several major U.S. corporations and foreign businesses. Rockefeller Center’s uniqueness is its architecture, designed in the Art Deco style of the period.
Rockefeller Center, New York City
Rockefeller Center by David Shankbone

A major landmark at the Rockefeller Center is the GE Building (formerly the RCA Building) towering at height of 872-feet (266 meters). The GE Building is the home of NBC's headquarters with most of the network's studios located here. Another well-known landmark is Radio City Music Hall, a major venue for theater performances in New York City. Other landmark buildings include the Bank of America Building, Simon & Schuster Building, and the McGraw Hill Building.

View of New York City from the Rockefeller Plaza
View from the Rockefeller Plaza by SFBart

The Rockefeller Center is more than just a complex of commercial buildings. A visit to the Top of the Rock, on the 70th floor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, offers a panoramic view of Midtown Manhattan and Central Park. There is a vast network of underground walkways called the Concourse occupied by shops and eateries including cafes and upscale restaurants. In winter, the Lower Plaza transforms into an ice skating rink with room to accommodate 150 skaters at a time.

Location: 1250 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10112 (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

Website: Rockefeller Center

Tel (general info): 212-332-6868 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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