The Top of the Rock is an observation area that occupies the top three floors of the GE ("30 Rock") Building in Rockefeller Center.
The Top of the Rock might be less famous than the Empire State Building, but at 850 feet above street level, it too offers compelling bird's eye views of the city and is a not-to-be-overlooked tourist attraction.
The 67th and 69th floor observation decks have transparent safety glass instead of railings. The safety glass is easy to look through and cuts down on the wind, which can be strong this high in the air.
The 70th floor, which is set back from the 69th floor, is an open-air viewing area with no tall barriers or obstructions. There is no time limit for how long visitors can stay.
Because it’s a less popular attraction (for now) than the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock has smaller crowds to deal with. It’s also a great place for photographing the Empire State Building or taking your picture with the famous building in the background.
Need help deciding on the best vantage point to view the city?
For a fair comparison of the two most popular spots, see
Empire State Building vs. Top of the Rock.
Interested in combo tickets? Here are some options worth looking into:
The Top of the Rock is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.