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General Electric Building

6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #190 of 846 attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Art Deco style abounds inside and out at the GE building.
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London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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White Plains, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Loved the Chrysler Building? Why don't you keep walking 9 blocks north to 51st & Lexington to see this other art deco gem? The highly decorated facade is gorgeous, especially at the street level, and the lobby is beautiful (the front part of the lobby is accessible to the public during business hours and they let me take a picture... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

As part of the boom in building during the depression years in NYC, art deco architecture abounds and few are more beautiful than the old General Electric Building on Lexington. The building is still in commercial use but the doorman is very happy for the odd nosey tourist to fall through the door to gawp at the vaulted metallic cielings,... More

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