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Old August 12th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #241
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An 18-ft (5.5-m) gold-leafed bronze statue of Prometheus by Paul Manship presides over the Sunken Garden. The pedestal represents Earth and the circle containing the signs of the zodiac represents the heavens.





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TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK
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Some golden ladies... just scaled the observation deck




Red carpet treatment for visitors

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Greeting the visitors on the way to the observation deck is "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper", a famous photograph taken in 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the RCA Building (renamed GE Building in 1986). The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932 on the 69th floor during the last several months of construction.




The observation deck atop Rockefeller Center's GE Building, dubbed "Top of the Rock", was built to resemble the deck of an ocean liner. It offers sightseers a bird's eye view of New York City, competing with the Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory.

There are two open air observation deck levels. This is the upper level




Lower level.



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The Top of the Rock is often considered to have the best panoramic city view, if only because it offers a view of the Empire State Building, which cannot be seen from its own observation deck. Indeed, the view of New York City from here is spectacular.





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