The famous observatory “Top of the Rock” is really a delight to be in if you are at Rockefeller Center NYC. If you are at “Top of the Rock” you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city including the Central Park, the Empire Estate, the Chrysler Tower & other known attractions of the city skyline. Once you enter “Top of the Rock” which starts from the same as GE Building, you will observe the world’s largest lamps which are almost 3 stories high. It was specially designed by Swarovski and contains more than 14,000 small crystals that have a dramatic lighting effect.
When you get an access to the elevators it has both an interesting exhibition on the history & curiosities of the building. Then appears the small attraction and here you can click photos and enjoy a short walk through a suspended scaffold huge building heights. This is an amazing challenge to fight dizziness. The last stage of the exhibition is a small theater where you can enjoy the video which showcases the history of the building.
Further, you can also experience the Al elevator! This is an awesome experience as it is one of the fastest elevators in the world. You can enjoy the light effects through the glass ceiling of the cabin & it hardly takes 1 minute to climb. Once you are up, move freely and enjoy the height of plants 67 degree to 70 degree & combining views from comfortable indoor seating. Some of the good features of the top are: you can stay up all the time you want, & the glass panel design ensures the unobstructed view.
Christmas tree Lightning
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a world-wide symbol to enjoy holidays in New York. The tree was lit on December 4, 2013 and will be lit on till January 7th, 2014. It can be viewed until 11 pm on daily basis. There are many visitors coming and watching the Christmas tree lit up and it is also being watched by many on television throughout the globe.
Rink at Rockefeller Center
It is fun to explore the rink at Rockefeller Center. Come here and lace your skates. People from New York & city visitors come here and do the swirling & twirling and do enjoy the sparkling lights. The room occupies only 150 skaters at a time, and it is an incredible experience to be in there. The Rink opens every year during the winters.
The concourse destination is a place for retailers & stores. The Concourse connects every building in Rockefeller Center underground with each other. If you want to have some quick bites & want to enjoy some fine dining options then concourse is a place to be at.
Around Rockefeller Center
You can have fun and view the places around Rockefeller Center. Some of the known places are the museum of the modern art, St. Patrick Cathedral and enjoy shopping at the flagship Saks Avenue.