The view from the Top of the Rock Observationdeck is absolutely amazing. But is it better than from the Empire State Building or the Freedom Tower? I really couldn't tell you. The Empire State Building has the name, but from the Top of the Rock you get a great view on the Empire State and Central Park. And the Freedom Tower ... well, it is the youngest but it already has so much history.
The Top of the Rock Observationdeck is at the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. Rockefeller Center consists of several buildings, such as the headoffices of NBC Television Network and the Radio City Music Hall. The Observationdeck is on top of the GE building. The elevator ride up there is spectacular. Be sure to look upwards into the elevator shaft. Once on top you can walk all around and enjoy the amazing view on Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey.
Interested in visiting the Top of the Rock? Buy your tickets here. You'll need to fill in a date of your visit but it really does not matter when you show up. You're free to visit the Observationdeck whenever you want. Just show your voucher. Keep in mind though that touristy highlights can be very busy in July and August. The Observationdeck opens at 8 am and the last elevator goes up at 11:15 pm (during Christmas and Newyearseve the opening hours will be different). The entrance is located at 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue.
Are you visiting New York for the first time and would you like to check out other highlights aswell? Then the New York Explorer Pass might be something for you. Get it here.