There’s no doubt that going to the top of the Empire State Building is an incredible experience. From up there you can see the whole of New York City – and so much more besides – laid out below for your eyes to behold.
The only problem is your views are missing perhaps the most iconic piece of the NYC skyline: the Empire State Building itself!
Fortunately, there is another option if you want that Bird’s Eye View of Midtown Manhattan. And while the Rockefeller Center’s Observation Deck is admittedly a bit shorter than that of its slightly more famous counterpart, views from Top of the Rock are stunning nonetheless. And they have the big the advantage of including the Empire State Building, front and centre!
I’m lucky enough to have been to the Top of the Rock twice. All the photos above were taken on my second visit, this summer (2015). Those below were taken during my very first day in New York City back in 2008. Some of the differences are quite vivid.
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