Top of the Rock
After a relaxing overnight stay in the country it was back into the city to make the most of my last 36 hours in New York. Still on my list of things to do was Top of the Rock. I arrived just in time for a tour of the Rockefeller Centre which was included in my NY Pass ticket and was arguably the most insightful tour I went on while in NY. I learnt that the Rockefeller Centre isn’t a single building but a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres of real estate.
As fascinating as the tour was it was the view from the top of the GE Building that I was really excited to see. At 850ft (289m) the GE Building is the 10th tallest building in New York and while the masses flock to the Empire State building I am inclined to say Top of the Rock is better because you have uninterrupted views – no fencing or barriers that you have to poke your camera through to get a shot like this of Central Park.
Or even more so, panorama shots like this of the view looking north.
And this view looking south towards downtown Manhattan.
Go up the Empire State building if you have time, by all means, but for my money I would say rather do Top of the Rock – you won’t be disappointed!