The Rockefeller Center is a large complex comprising of 19 high rise commercial towers between 49th and 51st street and spanning the area between 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City, USA. The Rockefeller Center was a project taken up by business tycoon John D Rockefeller who built the high rises for commercial use, he is also credited with helping the city weather the great depression as the project employed over 40,000 construction workers from when ground was first broke in 1930. The buildings immediately attracted interest due to their Art Deco style but 30 Rockefeller Plaza has become the most famous build at the Rockefeller Center. ‘30 Rock’ consists of over 70 floors and is home to the NBC television network and an observation deck that offers magnificent views of New York City. The centre is also known for its Christmas decorations and ice rink.
To get to the Rockefeller is quite simple with the bus and subway systems accessing the area. Take the M1, M3, M4 or M5 buses to 5th Avenue or take the B, D, F or M subway trains to the ‘Rockefeller Center’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
The Rockefeller Center is a large complex with plenty to see and do, such as shopping, food and drinks, live music and the ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck which gives wonderful views of New York. For the observation deck specifically at ‘30 Rock’, prices start at 34$ and the observation deck is open from 8 am to midnight.