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

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Rockefeller Center

The GE Building is the center of the Rockefeller Center, and the views of the building from 5th Avenue are superb. The artwork inside and out, inspired by Greek Mythology, are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The GE Building is the center of the Rockefeller Center, and the views of the building from 5th Avenue are superb. The artwork inside and out, inspired by Greek Mythology, are also impressive, including the famous statue of Prometheus. Of course, this is the home of the Top of the Rock, the observation deck. The night views are perfect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

General Electric Building is huge tall sky skipper building from NYC. Built very beautifully. As tourist you are not allowed to go inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This building was right next to our hotel The Waldorf, we were peering in and somebody coming out said go in and have a proper look, so we did and the lobby is just breathtaking so glad we got to take a look and appreciate some of these old New York sky scrapers very PG Wodehouse.

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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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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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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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