Rockefeller Center – A Favorite New York Attraction
When visiting New York, one of the most popular places to spend a full day is at the Rockefeller Center – conveniently located to the preferred Paramount Hotel - A New York Hotel.
In the largest city in the country, in the borough of Manhattan, is a “city in a city,” otherwise known as the Rockefeller Center. Constructed by the notoriously wealthy John D. Rockefeller, Jr., this civic center is a masterpiece of vision and planning, as well as architecture, art, and landscaping.
Designated a New York Landmark in 1988 by the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, Rockefeller Center was constructed between 1931 and 1939, during and despite the Great Depression.
The massive undertaking by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was the largest private building project in modern times. Consisting of two building complexes – the original 14 Art Deco buildings and a set of 4 International-style towers built in the 1960s and 1970s – Rockefeller Center covers 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues.
Because the original development team maintained that art was an act of good citizenship, numerous sculptures are found throughout the complex, including a 45-foot tall statue of Atlas and a bronze-gilded statue of Prometheus, which is best viewed from the Lower Plaza.
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One of the best parts about being at the Rockefeller Center is that you get to appreciate its finer aspects, like art, architecture, and beautiful landscaping, while having some everyday fun with loads of Shopping, NY Restaurants, and tourist hotspots, such as Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building. The entire complex is connected by an underground concourse.
An ideal way to stay in New York City is to choose a Times Square Hotel like the historic Paramount Hotel, a Times Square New York City Hotel. Located on 46th Street in Times Square since the late 1920s, Paramount Hotel provides Manhattan style and easy access to New York City’s Landmarks, Events & Attractions, including Broadway Theater District, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, and countless other NYC Attractions.
Take a break from the Shopping and Eating and treat yourself to one or many of the NYC Tours at Rockefeller Center, including the Rockefeller Center Tour, Radio City Music Hall Tour and NBC Studios Tour.
It’s estimated that a million people walk through this popular NYC Attraction every year, and one of the NY Activities that is highly recommended is checking out the 70th-floor observation deck at 30 Rockefeller Center. Open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. - midnight, Top of the Rock, as it’s called, provides visitors a 360-degree view of New York City from 850 feet above the NY Streets.
Of course, one of the most popular times to visit Rockefeller Center is during the Holidays. Each year since 1933, an enormous Christmas Tree is featured in the Plaza that overlooks the Rockefeller Center public ice-skating rink. It’s also when the Radio City Music Hall hosts the annual Christmas Spectacular with the world-famous Rockettes. When built, Radio City Music Hall was the largest indoor theater in the world with a seating capacity of approximately 6,000.
Rockefeller Center Information:
- General Information Concierge: 212.332.6868
- Rockefeller Center Information Line: 212.632.3975
- Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink: 212.332.7654
- Top of the Rock: 212.698.2000
- Rockefeller Center Tour: Open 7 days a week beginning at 10:00 a.m., 212.698.2000
- NBC Studios: Open daily with Stage Door Tours available Mon – Thurs, 212.664.3700
- Radio City Music Hall: Tours Mon – Sun, 212.307.7171
- Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 212.588.8601
About Paramount Hotel – A Times Square Hotel
The Paramount Hotel is unrivaled for combining style, comfort, and affordability in the most popular part of New York City. Having been part of the NYC scene since the late 1920s, Paramount Hotel sits in the middle of Times Square, close to all things Manhattan – from the Broadway Theater District, Empire State Building, and neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and SoHo to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Madison Avenue.
Business and Leisure Guests will appreciate Paramount Hotel’s classic arched façade, dramatic lobby, the sleek, modern comfort in each of 597 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites with boutique furnishings and posh bathrooms, on-site Boardroom, Fitness Center, Business Center, and friendly Concierge service, as well The Mezzanine Restaurant, Library Bar, and Dean and Deluca’s Gourmet Coffee Shop.
With all there is to discover in and around this prime Times Square location, Paramount Hotel gives Guests an opportunity to stay in true Manhattan style, while being able to step out to all this world-class City has to offer.
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