Visit this “tourist trap” for sweeping, unobstructed views of New York’s majestic skyline, but also unique portraiture. It’s truly one of a kind!
Wide-angle lens (28mm)
How to get there
N40° 45' 33.3648"W73° 58' 46.0254"
This image was taken 70 stories in the sky at the indoor viewing decks on the top of Rockefeller Plaza, which is well-known for a stunning 360 view of Manhattan’s skyline and surrounding boroughs.
Have your model sit in one of the large windows in the indoor section of the observation deck — near Brooklyn side — to capture this type of shot with the Empire State Building.
I suggest booking tickets online in advance as sunset is the most crowded time of the day!
- Closest Station: 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center (B, D, F Train)
- Turn left on 6th Avenue
- Turn right on 50th street
Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
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