Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is located on the 67th, 69th and 70th floor of Rockefeller Centre.

Before taking the elevator up to the observation deck, there's Swarovski crystals on display. The photo on the left is the Swarovski star that's up on the Rockefeller Christmas tree every year-end. The photo on the right is the Joie Chandelier and if you turn the picture upside down, you'll see that the crystals form the shape of the Rockefeller Centre building.

The historical photo gallery and exhibition tell the story of the building. Interestingly, the Rockefeller Centre was built during the great depression. The photo on the right is the iconic picture of construction workers taking their break in mid air.

The observation deck 67th and 69th floors are indoor and it is difficult to get a good shot through the thick glass panels. However, 70th floor is open air. Thankfully the weather is good and we spend most of the time here, even though it is windy and cold in winter.

Looking northwards, the big patch of green space is Central Park.

Looking southward, the Empire State Building stands out from the other skyscrapers in the city landscape. It has an observation deck too and it's taller than Rockefeller Centre.

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