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General Electric Building

6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #184 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Art Deco style abounds inside and out at the GE building.
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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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South Carolina
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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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Giessen, Germany
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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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Morris County, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have been to Rockefeller Center, where the GE building is located, many times, and never really looked at the GE building. On our most recent trip into the city we spent some time looking at the building and realize how beautiful it was and what a great example of art deco architecture the building is. I think people are... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I have worked in this building for the last 15 years. It is a beautiful building both outside and inside. The detail of the brick, the curved work on the lower floors, the cut-ins on the upper floors, all beautiful. Inside the lobby is like stepping back in time. The elevators take you back to another time- all beautiful wood.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Superb architectural site. Highly recommend a walk around this neighbourhood and building. Do not confuse this with the Rockefeller building which is also known as GE building.

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albuquerque nm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Only saw it from the outside but as a fan of Art Deco architecture I was enchanted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Stayed very close to this building and had to stop each day to enjoy the structure.

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