Skyscrapers of New York City
by nycgo.com staff, 04/23/2014 [Updated 06/15/2015]
Photo: Marley White
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GE Building (aka 30 Rock)
Height: 850 feet
NYC rank: 13
The tall and short of it: You probably know the art deco building at the heart of Rockefeller Center for being the home of NBC, where The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and Late Night film and from which the show 30 Rock got its name. Even if you can't snag a ticket to a taping, you can check out the grand interior (and lobby mural by José María Sert) on your way to visiting the Top of the Rock observation deck or grabbing a bite to eat in the building's underground concourse.
Is there an observation deck? Yes: Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The three observation decks on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors, which provide panoramas in every direction, are a great place to view the City's skyline—including the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue. Visit topoftherocknyc.com.