daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Thread Tools
Old October 20th, 2005, 07:03 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 121
Likes (Received): 2

GE Building (Rockefeller Center) observatory

I had heard this was going to reopen in October,and I have'nt heard anything-did it open? If so we need pics?
EMPIREOFLIGHTS no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 20th, 2005, 08:17 AM   #2
CrazyCanuck's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,719
Likes (Received): 28

It's already open I think, 12 bucks to get to the top.
CrazyCanuck no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2005, 05:52 AM   #3
Skybean's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9,938
Likes (Received): 271

DAMN. Someone go and take some shots for us. If I was there, and it was open, I would go up in a heartbeat.

A view in a million at Rockefeller Centre...

October 18 2005 at 05:58AM

New York - After 20 years, New York's renowned Rockefeller Centre skyscraper will re-open its observation deck next month, challenging the Empire State Building's lock on the best bird's eye view of the city.

Organisers are expecting around two million people a year to visit the renovated Top Of The Rock, which offers a panoramic view of Manhattan and beyond from a height of 260m.

First opened in 1933, the observation deck was originally designed to evoke the upper decks of a 1930s grand ocean liner, complete with deck chairs on the 70th and top floor, as well as large vents intended to look like the stacks on a ship's deck.

The attraction closed in 1986, after the celebrated Rainbow Room bar on the 65th floor expanded, cutting off direct access to the upper floors.

The renovated version includes two-metre-high transparent safety glass panels, which allow an unimpeded view of the Manhattan skyline, while thwarting potential suicides.

For Peter Dillon, director of marketing for the Rockefeller Centre, the new observation deck enjoys a built-in advantage over its long-established rival.

"The Empire State Building is an amazing building... a landmark," Dillon said. "The problem is that you can't see the building when you're standing on it. From here you get it in all its glory."

The deck opens to the public on November 1, with $14 the price of the view that boasts a visibility of around 130km on a clear day. - Sapa-AFP
My Photos」 ● Hong Kong 1|2|3 ● Macau 1 ● London 1 ● New York City 1
Photo Threads」 ● Flying Over Hong KongCity Life Series」 ● Hong KongShanghaiSeoulTokyo
Skybean no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2005, 09:11 AM   #4
Registered User
CHI's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 187
Likes (Received): 2

I think it opens 11/1 (that's northamerican dating system)
CHI no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2005, 10:19 AM   #5
hella good
Something of a monster
hella good's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sheffield!
Posts: 15,262
Likes (Received): 2661

its a great view from up there.
My Instagram
CODA Instagram
hella good no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu