The GE building is an Art Deco skyscraper completed in 1933 and forms the centre piece of the Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan.
At the entrance is the frieze by Lee Lawrie…Wisdom.
There are 2 smaller ones on either side.
The interior of the building is stunning.
But the most popular reason to come to the building is to go to the top to the observation deck for a spectacular view over Manhattan and beyond…The Top of the Rock.
There is a history lesson on the way.
And then it is into the elevator to the observation deck. There are large glass panels to block the wind and to stop people falling off the edge, which offer unobstructed views of the city.
There is an escalator which takes you a bit higher.
…and a set of steps to go just a little bit higher.
When I left the building I returned to the footpath in front of a different building, I’m not sure how.
The visit to the observation deck costs $25 and is a great thing to do in New York.