New York Skyline Views From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center

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    Fall In Central Park

    Fall In Central Park

    See Photos of Empire State Building, Central Park, and More From Top Of The Rock

    Top Of The Rock is an observation deck 70 stories above Rockefeller Center. The stunning views from the top provide a panorama of the New York City skyline -- including the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, all of New York City's bridges, and even a distant view of the Statue of Liberty. It's a great place to take out-of-town visitors to show them the true, breathtaking beauty of New York City. Unsurprisingly, Top Of The Rock is a top New York City tourist destination, so you'll have to put up with crowds to check out the views. We've braved the visiting throngs to provide this photo gallery for those New Yorkers too cool to be caught dead at any tourist attraction.

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    Blue Skies Over Central Park

    Blue Skies Over Central Park
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    Central Park And NYC Skyline At Dusk

    Central Park And NYC Skyline At Dusk
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    Daytime Skyline

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    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night

    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night
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    Empire State Building and NYC Skyline

    Empire State Building and NYC Skyline
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    View Of The George Washington Bridge

    View Of The 59th Street Bridge
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    Central Park At Dusk

    Central Park At Dusk -- New York Skyline Photos From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Empire State Building and Binoculars

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    Empire State Building and NYC Skyline

    Empire State Building and NYC Skyline
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    Window View

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    At The Top

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    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night

    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night
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    Central Park And NYC Skyline At Dusk

    Central Park And NYC Skyline At Dusk
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    Chrysler Building And NYC Skyline

    Chrysler Building And NYC Skyline
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    Full Moon Over Manhattan

    Full Moon Over Manhattan
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    Empire State Building and NYC Skyline

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    Empire State Building At Sunset

    Empire State Building At Sunset
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    Dusk Falls On Met Life Building and Chrysler Building

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    Dusk Falls On Central Park

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    Autumn In Central Park

    Autumn In Central Park
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    Empire State Building At Night

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    The Empire State Building and NYC Skyline

    Empire State Building at Dusk -- New York Skyline Photos From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    NYC Skyline At Sunset

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    New York Skyline At Sunset

    New York Skyline Sunset 1 -- Photos From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    New York Skyline At Sunset

    New York Skyline At Sunset -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    New York Skyline At Sunset

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    Empire State Building At Dusk

    Empire State Building At Dusk -- Pics From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Sunny Skies Over NYC

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    Visitors At The Top

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    Blue Skies Over The Empire State Building

    Blue Skies Over The Empire State Building
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    Security At The Top

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    Full Moon Over Manhattan

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    Looking Over Times Square

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    Blue Skies Over The Chrysler Building

    Blue Skies Over The Chrysler Building
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    Binocular View

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    New York Skyline At Sunset

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    Statue of Liberty At Sunset

    Statue of Liberty At Sunset -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center

    A New York skyline view at sunset with the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

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    Fiery Sunset Over New Jersey

    Fiery Sunset Over New Jersey -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Cente
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    Looking Down On St. Patrick's Cathedral

    St. Patrick's Cathedral New York
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    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building
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    Fiery Sunset Over New Jersey

    Fiery Sunset Over New Jersey -- Photos of Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Empire State Building

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    Empire State Building At Dusk

    Empire State Building At Dusk -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Cent
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    Moon Rises Over Manhattan

    Moon Rises Over Manhattan -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    New York Skyline At Dusk

    New York Skyline At Dusk -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Moon Rises Over Manhattan

    Moon Rises Over Manhattan -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Trump Tower and Central Park

    Trump Tower and Central Park -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Cente
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    Empire State Building

    Empire State Building -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    New York Skyline

    New York Skyline -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty

    Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty
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    Met Life Building and Chrysler Building At Night

    Met Life Building and Chrysler Building At Night
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    Empire State Building At Night

    Empire State Building At Night
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    New Jersey View

    New Jersey View
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    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night

    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night
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    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night

    Empire State Building And NYC Skyline At Night -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at
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    Top Of The Rock Postcard

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    Top Of The Rock Entrance

    Top Of The Rock Entrance
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    Chandelier At Top Of The Rock

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    Chandelier At Top Of The Rock

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    Swarovski Crystals At Top Of The Rock

    Swarovski Crystals At Top Of The Rock
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    Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center

    Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Full Moon Over Manhattan

    Full Moon Over Manhattan -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Full Moon Over Manhattan

    Full Moon Over Manhattan -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Inside Top Of The Rock

    Inside Top Of The Rock -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    The Crowd At Top Of The Rock

    The Crowd At Top Of The Rock
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    The Crowd At Top Of The Rock

    The Crowd At Top Of The Rock
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    Inside Top Of The Rock

    Inside Top Of The Rock -- Photos of New York Skyline From Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
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    Welcome to Top Of The Rock

    Welcome to Top Of The Rock

    A mural shows rows of ushers and Rockettes welcoming visitors to Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center.

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    Welcome to Top Of The Rock

    Welcome to Top Of The Rock

    A mural shows rows of ushers and Rockettes welcoming visitors to Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center.

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    Photo Op At Top Of The Rock

    Photo Op At Top Of The Rock

    As visitors line up for the elevators to the top, there's a chance to stop for a photo opportunity and pose on a steel beam with a Manhattan skyline backdrop behind you -- just like the famous old photo of Rockefeller Center construction workers eating lunch on a steel beam. If you look down, you'll see a recreation of what it might have looked like beneath those brave construction workers.

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    Gregory Peck At Top Of The Rock

    Gregory Peck At Top Of The Rock

    Among many other historical facts, visitors to Top Of The Rock can learn about actor Gregory Peck's experience as an usher at Rockefeller Center before he became famous. You can even see Peck's employee information card (featuring his hat size and other details).

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    Photo Opportunity

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    Waiting In Line At Top Of The Rock

    Waiting In Line At Top Of The Rock

    There are films and displays to entertain visitors waiting in line to enter Top Of The Rock. Be prepared to wait for a while during high season around the holidays.

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    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    At Top Of The Rock, the elevator to the top features a transparent ceiling so that visitors can view their rapid ascent up a 70-story elevator chute. A light show and projected images add to the fun on this high-speed elevator ride.

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    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    At Top Of The Rock, the elevator to the top features a transparent ceiling so that visitors can view their rapid ascent up a 70-story elevator chute. A light show and projected images add to the fun on this high-speed elevator ride.

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    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    Elevator With A View At Top Of The Rock

    At Top Of The Rock, the elevator to the top features a transparent ceiling so that visitors can view their rapid ascent up a 70-story elevator chute. A light show and projected images add to the fun on this high-speed elevator ride.

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    Top Of The Rock Gift Shop

    Top Of The Rock Gift Shop

    As you exit, you'll have to pass through the inevitable Top Of The Rock gift shop. You'll find lots of souvenirs and can then exit into the lower Rockefeller Center mezzanine. Here, you can grab a bite and watch skaters on the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink through large windows.

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    Iconic Image at Rock Center

    Many of the souvenirs for sale feature this iconic image taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center.

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    Iconic Image at Rock Center

    Another iconic image taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center.

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    Historic Image at Rock Center