More and more people traveling to New York are heading to the Rockefeller Center, which has become a staple of the city. Indeed, if you want to have a glimpse of the excessiveness of New York, go there because you will not be disappointed. Moreover, it bears the nickname of “city in town”, which says a lot about its influence, but also about the activities that one finds there.
We owe the construction of this building to John D. Rockefeller in the late 1920s who wanted to build a space where could develop various economic activities. Having made wealth in the industry, this oil magnate gave the torch of the construction to his son who finished the work in 1939.
Built in an Art-Deco style, buildings were added to the initial complex after World War II to accommodate world-renowned companies such as Time Life. Today, there are offices, shops and leisure centers. However, erected during a period of economic transition, the initial project could not be held, forcing the Rockefellers not to build the opera house.
In addition, do not believe what we see … Indeed, activities do not appear at first sight and yet they are there, under your feet! The underground galleries hide many shops and restaurants, giving direct access to the metro.
Have to do
This huge complex is home to many offices, such as NBC studios, Radio City Music Hall which is a performance hall that can accommodate more than 6,000 people. You will also see a beautiful square, named Rockefeller Plaza which turns into an ice rink in winter.
Many green spaces will delight people wishing to take a break during the discovery of this real city, whether on the roofs of the complex or at street level for pedestrians with vertigo! We recommend you to visit Rockefeller’s most famous building, the GE Building, which is 259 meters high. Going upstairs, you’ll find the fabulous Rainbow Room restaurant on the 65th floor, but if you climb to the 70th, you’ll have the opportunity to see Manhattan undress under your feet with a panoramic view.
How to get there
It is very easy to find the Rockefeller Center. Located in Midtown, Manhattan, you will notice by far the GE Building which is one of the ten tallest skyscrapers in the city. Located between 5th and 6th Avenue, at 50th Street, you can get there by several subway lines.
The entrance to the Rockefeller Center is free, however, if you wish to visit more in depth you will have to pay. For example, Radio City Music Hall will cost you $ 10 for children under 12, $ 17 for 13-64 year olds, and $ 14 for seniors over 65. The NBC studios are available for $ 15.50 for 6-12 year olds and seniors over 65, and for $ 18.75 for 13-64 year olds.
This is a neighborhood that makes you dream of more than one, and for good …