The Rockefeller Center is a complex of commercial buildings, theaters, plazas, underground concourse, and shops, developed principally during the depression, and it is now the largest privately owned businesses and entertainment center. Created by the oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who decided to build a primarily commercial space, the first stone was laid in 1930 and construction lasted approximately 10 years. In 1987 it became a national Landmark.
The Rockefeller Center remains today a leading tourist destination in New York City with 19 buildings on 21 acres offering shopping, restaurant and other pleasant diversions. It also houses NBC headquarters and Radio City Music Hall. Guided tours are available at Radio City Music Hall and at NBC Studio, don't miss the opportunity to get a "behind-the-scene" look at the major network television in the US! The pedestrian area called the Promenade is characterized by the bronze statue of Prometheus, the symbol of Rockefeller Center.
The pedestrian area called the Promenade is characterized by the bronze statue of Prometheus, symbol of the Rockefeller Center.
Atlas - in Art Deco Style - St. Patrick Cathedral
Rockefeller Center houses also the Observation Deck "Top of the Rock", opened originally in 1933 the deck underwent a major restoration and reopened in 2005. It now has 3 levels with indoor and outdoor viewing space as well as historical exhibits. From here you can enjoy incredible 360 degree views of all 5 boroughs. Buy now your admission ticket to the Top Of the Rock, you will immediate access to the Observation deck with preferred entrance!
During the holiday season, a gigantic Christmas tree is lighted up in the plaza (at the end of the Promenade) and during the winter months the famous outdoor ice skating rink is crowd of tourists and New Yorkers.
Tips on How to visit the Rockefeller Center
Buy now your admission ticket to the Observatory with immediate access and skip the regular ticket line.
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