Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City

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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, with an unobstructed, 360-degree view from the 70th floor. You can also gaze far and wide from protected outdoor terraces on the 67th and 69th floors. After a renovation that kept it closed for several years, the deck reopened in 2005. Designed to resemble an ocean liner's deck, the observation deck offers a bird's-eye view of many of the city's iconic buildings. A timed entry system helps keep the lines shorter and the experience less crowded than at other viewing platforms in the city. Save even more time by purchasing your tickets online. Plan your Top of the Rock Observation Deck visit and explore what else you can see and do in New York City using our New York City itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A view incredible, so close that you see everything, best time to watch the sunset, time of day and then with burning lights, it is a city of skyscrapers as an architectural competition to see who makes the most original building, here you can compare them. You can not miss it.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice experience, the elevator is a differential, however on the day I went (Sunday) was pretty crowded up there. With respect to queues and tickets fast service. Is an unmissable ride, mainly by the location and organization of the site, but still prefer the Empire State ...
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  • August 14, 2017
    I write from a keyboard neo-Yorker, without accents (I apologize for that reason). We went with the "City Pass" and despite the queue service was very fast. The security service is like an airport. The view (in my case at night) are impressive, typical of film. It is a fascinating landscape of lights. You have to experience it. They told us that there are people who concerts with them their wedding photos, and I understand, because that is really a very nice show.
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  • June 14, 2017
    A must!! My friends from NYC told me this was the best view in NYC because you can see Central Park on one side and the Empire State Building and lower Manhattan on the other side!! You can also see the NYE Ball in Time Square!! 3 floors once you get to the top. One of the guides on the very top floor was born and raised in NYC and is very proud of his city and loves to talk about it! You can ask him anything and he will go above and beyond answering the questions!! Also will help tourist with taking photos!!
  • July 8, 2017
    We visited Top of the Rock for a NYC night view and it was a great experience. We bought the tickets in the afternoon in the Rockefeller Center via Self-Service Kiosk and everything went smoothly. You can stay as long as you want and visit the various observation decks for a wonderful city view.
  • June 15, 2017
    We've been her twice now and it's always a wonderful experience. The first time was at night and the views were spectacular! This last time was during the day and it was like looking at a completely different city. ALL of the employees were incredibly nice and would laugh and joke with us. One even recommended some places for us to go once we continued on to Boston.
  • June 16, 2017
    this is probably my favorite observatory in manhattan. it has such amazing views: central park, empire state, the new world trade center, the statue of liberty, etc! i really recommend it and will for sure visit again. also, who wouldn't want to be on top of that iconic building?! so pretty.
  • April 15, 2017
    Best view we found while in New York City last week. Great views without obstruction. You can get some great panorama views from the top viewing deck. Got tickets for the next morning and the crowds were a bit smaller. I liked their queuing style much more than the Empire building. Much more space to move around. I highly recommend visiting The Top of The Rock. Will visit again next time I am in town.

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