Rockefeller Center is an art deco marvel consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 11 acres in midtown Manhattan from 49th to 52nd Streets, Fifth to Seventh Avenues. The Center is a combination of two building complexes: the older and original 14 Art Deco office buildings from the 1930s, and a set of four International-style towers built along the Avenue of the Americas during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Top of the Rock observation deck — recently reopened after a 20-year closure — offers magnificent New York City views (including the nearby spires of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building). In nice weather, the Channel Gardens (so called because they lie in the space between La Maison Francaise and the British Empire Building) are a nice place to relax for a few moments.
Rockefeller Center Photo Tour
Satellite image of the Rockefeller Center