Head to the the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center for fantastic views of Manhattan ..
Head to the the top of the rock at rockefeller center for fantastic views of manhattan and beyond. Top of the rock is an open air platform that was built in the 1930s. Its style was inspired by the great cruise liners of the that time. It offers a better view of the big apple than the empire state building! Rockefeller center was envisioned by john d. Rockefeller to be the grandest plaza in all new york - a place where business was transacted and communities congregated. Conceived on the verge of the great depression, rockefeller financed the center personally upon its completion, it was the largest private building project in modern history and a collection of buildings unrivaled in their artistry and art deco nobility. Today, rockefeller center is one of the world2019s great crossroads, filled with boutiques, fine dining, and home to the most famous ice rink and christmas tree on earth. Architecturally profound, culturally diverse, and commercially vital, rockefeller center is the true plaza of the people.