GE Building - Top of the Rock Photo Gallery


Top of the Rock is the newly-opened observation deck at the top of the GE Building in Midtown.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. first opened the Observation Deck atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza more than 70 years ago, to give something back to New Yorkers and their guests from around the world — a place to appreciate and celebrate the city.

The Observation Deck’s original design was inspired by the decks of the great ocean liners of the era — complete with deck chairs, gooseneck fixtures and vents inspired by a ship’s stacks. A trip to the Observation Deck was like setting sail in the heart of New York.

Lower Manhattan




To celebrate its partnership with TOP OF THE ROCK™, Swarovski created "Radiance", a massive crystal geode wall on the first level of the Observation Deck. It shimmers with 600 custom glass and crystal panels spanning a width of 180 feet.

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