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Address: 6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY
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Description: Art Deco style abounds inside and out at the GE building.

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Great place especially if you like SNL, Seinfeld, Friends, etc.. Great historic building, a must see in NYC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So it's a little confusing, but it appears that there are in fact 2 GE Buildings in NYC. One of them is indeed on 6th Av between 49th and 50th and really seems to be part of the Rockefeller Centre and in my opinion is the less interesting of the 2. The more interesting structure is at 570 Lex @... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The General Electric (GE) Building on Lexington Avenue was built in 1931 and is one of the many Art Deco era skyscrapers that define the city landscape. What we love about the GE building is the elaborate crown, which elaborately tops the building tower. The crown decor is intriguing and very interesting to see. Here you will find an elegant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place especially if you like SNL, Seinfeld, Friends, etc.. Great historic building, a must see in NYC.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great art and detail went into building this classic tower. I enjoy old buildings and liked walking both outside and within this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The restrained art deco style of this iconic building has definitely withstood the test of time, as it's still a great looking building. I prefer the more exuberant deco style of the Chrysler building however.

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The GE building was known as The RCA building and then The Rockefeller Center and now it is known as The GE building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Home to NBC's Headquarters, the General Electric Building- or 30 Rock- is certainly impressive. I really liked the artwork on the facade of the entrance to the building, as well as the large bush outside of the building which was trimmed and shaped to look like...I'm not quite sure but it was definitely unique and very cool!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Rockefeller Center is an architectural and social masterpiece. The heart of New York. And the centrepiece of the area is the GE Building. It soars majestically above the plaza with grace and beauty. Adorned with Art Deco flourishes it is great from the outside and inside the superb lobby. A must see for any New York visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The building from the outside is a sample of great art nouveau style architecture but no way you can guess the glory you find in the lobby. Amazing ceilings,lightings to adore. I have no words to describe the uplifting feelings it arouse in me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

One of the older buildings with a muscle look a like from then time in the 30s when it was build, with a great top of electric lightnings build of stone. even from far away it sticks out of its neighborhood skyscrapers with a more modern look. Great.

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Address: 6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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