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Old Posted Sep 11, 2021, 2:27 AM
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^Top of the Rock has always been one of my faves, and these renovations look awesome! Hopefully they move ahead with these really soon.
Yeah, the only downside is they will likely have to close the deck for a year or two.



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So would this alter the official height? It looks like it would rise to 860' or so.

Enough to surpass 425 Park Avenue and possibly the Trump World Tower too.
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So would this alter the official height? It looks like it would rise to 860' or so.

Enough to surpass 425 Park Avenue and possibly the Trump World Tower too.

Not sure if it counts officially.



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Old Posted Sep 25, 2021, 4:57 AM
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A Rockefeller Center Developer Wants to Build an Attraction for Tourists to Recreate the Famous ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ Photo
The attraction will pack guests on a replica steel beam, elevate them into the air, and then rotate around to provide panoramic views.






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You know that famous photograph of ironworkers eating lunch on a steel girder hanging high above midtown Manhattan? In an effort to wring more juice out of one of New York’s most popular tourist attractions, developers are proposing a new ride at Rockefeller Center that will allow visitors to recreate that 1932 photo—albeit in a safer manner.

Planned for the building’s 69th-floor observation deck as part of its “Top of Rock” experience, the proposed attraction would pack guests on a replica steel beam, elevate them into the air for selfies, and then rotate around to provide a panoramic view of the city.
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”With these changes, we’re looking to tell the story of Rockefeller Center in a new way that will bring people back to discover what Rockefeller Center symbolizes: a beacon in the city, a place with incredible history, a place that is of the city, and that provides this beautiful and unique perspective on this city,” Tishman Speyer managing director E.B. Kelly said at a community board meeting, according to 6sqft, which first reported the news.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will have to approve Tishman Speyer’s plans before construction can start.

The real estate firm’s suggested enhancements to Rockefeller Center come as other New York buildings have entered into the observation deck game. A 100-story tall platform opened in Hudson Yards last year, while both the Chrysler Building and One Vanderbilt are constructing their own offerings.
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Lunch atop a Skyscraper, as the original picture is called, was taken on September 20, 1932, when 11 ironworkers assisting in the construction of the RCA building (now called the G.E. building) crawled out onto a steel beam some 850 feet above Rockefeller Plaza for a photo op.

The image, once an emblem of American achievement and its behind-the-scenes heroes, today reads more like a symbol of labor exploitation and an early piece of real estate propaganda (which makes its potential reinvention particularly ironic).

The shot, commissioned by Rockefeller Center management to promote the development project, first appeared in the October 2 edition of the New York Herald Tribune.






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Finally got a chance to post the revised vision for platform on top of the deck. I'm not sure I like the revised version better, even if it may look better.



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Not too warm to skate underneath 30 Rock. Roller rink replaces ice rink...



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30 Rock’s new ‘skylift’ observation platform and rooftop ride approved by Landmarks


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A popular New York City observation deck will soon offer a new point of view. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for several upgrades to the Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, including a rotating ride, a rooftop beacon, and a new “skylift” viewing platform that takes visitors above the 70th floor and offers uninterrupted 360-degree views.

“This is one of our most important landmarks,” LPC Commissioner Sarah Carroll said about 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the Top of the Rock, adding it attracts residents and visitors to the area, as well as encourages businesses to open.

Carroll also said the new experiences could help boost tourism. “I think allowing for new circulation and these activities on the roof will even help support the recovery of the city.”
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On the 70th floor, the “skylift” includes a circular glass platform that will lift visitors above the rooftop, providing unique 360-degree views of the cityscape. This level also includes a rooftop beacon, a kinetic globe that will be programmed to change with the arrival of guests. Plus, the red tiles will be replaced with mosaic tile work with a celestial design, a motif seen throughout the complex.
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First presented last September, Tishman Speyer’s original proposals underwent a few revisions before gaining approval by the LPC on Tuesday. While the agency was supportive of changes to the landmarked building’s ground floor and mezzanine levels and the rooftop ride, commissioners were concerned about the visibility of the originally proposed viewing platform.

The third and final design ditches the large platform and replaces it with the vertical lift that is not visible when not in use, unlike the original proposal.

“I think what is being composed here now is exciting,” Commissioner Frederick Bland said during Tuesday’s meeting. “It’s there when it’s there, and it’s not there when it’s not there, which introduces a level of kinetic quality to architecture which I’ve always been interested in.”






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One of the things I always liked about the deck at 30 Rock was how bare-bones it was - essentially little more than a wrap-around walkway with a few telescopes scattered around. It'll be sad to see it turned into yet another nyc venue to be bombarded with upcharges to do lukewarm instagram stunts...
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