About The Experience
Embark on a 70 year journey through time at New York's most elegant, state of the art observation deck.
The Observation Deck is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, on West 50th between 5th and 6th Avenue. Top of the Rock is an experience in history and scenery that culminates with the best views of New York City from the newly renovated, 3 tiered observation deck at the summit of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The 70 story high perch was originally opened more than 70 years ago by John D Rockefeller to give something back to New Yorkers and their guests from around the world, a place to appreciate and celebrate their city.
First opened in 1933, the deck boasted 360 degree unobstructed views from 850 feet (259m) and an open air simplicity unmatched by any other building. Its distinctive design was inspired by the great ocean liners of the era, complete with deck chairs, goose neck fixtures and vents that resembled a ship's stacks. Now, for the first time in 20 years, this breathtaking vantage point is reopening to the people of New York City and the world.