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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rockefeller Center

From Wikipedia:
"Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[1][3][4] It is the largest privately held complex of its kind in the world, and an international symbol of modernist architectural style blended with capitalism.
The centerpiece of Rockefeller Center is the 70-floor, 872-foot (266 m)"

How to get there:
By Subway:Take the B, D, F or Q to Rockefeller Center (between 47-50th streets)
Penn Station (Pennsylvania Station - 6th Avenue and 34th Street):
From Penn station take the 1 train to 50th Street and Broadway and walk east to Fifth Avenue toward Rockefeller Center.
Grand Central Station:
Take the number 6 train to 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; Then walk west to 5th Avenue to Rockefeller Center.
Any of the fallowing bus line will take you to Rockefeller Center %th Ave. and 50th St.
Take M1, M2, M3 or M4 to 50th Street. These buses run on the 5th ave from North to South, and on Madison Avenue from South to North.
From Broadway take the M6 or M7 bus to 50th Street (North and South)
From 49th Street take the M27 or M50 bus. Get off anywhere between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue. Buses run East and West.

Visit their website for things you can see and do at Rockefeller Center.

This view of the Empire State Building is from top of the Rock Observation Deck:

Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 100


Chia-hui said...

Ticket to the observation deck is $20 per person but the view is much better than Emperor State Building. At least you can see Emperor State Building.There is no annoying fence in each of your picture because there is glass around the lower level and no obsticle on the highest level.


Anonymous said...

Hi, your pictures are very nice! I was wondering whether did you use a tripod for the Rockefeller Center pictures?

Wandy said...

I did not use tripod because they are not allowed.

Anonymous said...

Hi, very nice pictures my compliments! Also all the others on your blog. We are planning a trip for the beginning of June, including a visit to "top of the rock". What time do you suggest a visit to get such nice pictures? And second are there lockers to put you luggage (such as tripod)? Thaks for your answer!