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Smile NEW YORK | GE Building | 850' Roof | 70 FLOORS | 1933

The Focal point of Rockefeller Center and a true New York Landmark. one of the most beautiful art-deco skyscrapers in history and Rockefeller finished it in the midst of the Great Depression. Still as beautiful today as it was upon its completion in 1933.


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Great building, but General Electric had nothing to do with building it.
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^ The building was put up by Rockerfeller. But GE brands it now, and before that RCA. RCA in turn almost located in the wholly different General Electric Building on Lexington (another Deco stunner), but breached to move here instead.
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srry i forgot about that
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I'm fairly sure GE holds some offices in there, but I could be wrong. I know they have most of their headquarter operations in Connecticut.

Beautiful building. For whatever reason when I was a kid I thought it was the Empire State Building.
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The view from the top is the best in the city IMHO.
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The view from the top is one of the best in the world IMHO.
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^ LOL - agreed!
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Here's some of that view:


Mark 2400 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400...n/photostream/
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The view from the top is the best in the city IMHO.
I will agree with that, plus the space on the roof is much more pleasant than most other observation decks. I am actually surprised more observation decks don't go with the full glass wall like this.

Though I still need to go to the top of the needle in the ESB, I didn't know you could actually do that when I went there last time.
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Gorgeous. When I visited last (1994), the obs deck was closed; you had to make reservations for the Rainbow Room.
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great photos......amazing place and some great art there......

thanks for sharing.....

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Gorgeous. When I visited last (1994), the obs deck was closed; you had to make reservations for the Rainbow Room.
It's the one view you must get when you visit New York. I go a few times a year, and there's never a long wait (especially compared to the ESB deck).
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honestly, i like the top of the rock observation deck more than the ESB's. there are a few reasons as:

- you can actually see the ESB
- great view of central park
- no safety net, only transparent, clear glas - far better when taking pics
- in the middle of the skyscraper jungle
- no lines, compared to the ESB you don't have to wait at all
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It's the one view you must get when you visit New York. I go a few times a year, and there's never a long wait (especially compared to the ESB deck).
just went this week and it never fails to stun me,im gonna try to make it a point to go for every season.
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honestly, i like the top of the rock observation deck more than the ESB's. there are a few reasons as:

- you can actually see the ESB
- great view of central park
- no safety net, only transparent, clear glas - far better when taking pics
- in the middle of the skyscraper jungle
- no lines, compared to the ESB you don't have to wait at all
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All reasons that make it better, but the view of the ESB makes it a must. The problem with the ESB view is that you're looking down on everything, and the ESB isn't in it (though that view is a must as well). This one is in the middle of the skyscraper pack, and you feel you can reach out and grab a skyscraper.


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