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General Electric Building

6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY
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Stop inside and take a look

We went to the Top of the Rock and when we were done, we took a walk around the inside of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Morris County, NJ
Art Deco Building

The centre piece of Rockefeller Center is this slim 70 storey limestone tower that has gradual... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
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Art Deco style abounds inside and out at the GE building.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scraper” (2 reviews)
6th Ave., and 49th and 50th Sts., New York City, NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Top of the Rock and when we were done, we took a walk around the inside of the building. Its a mistake just to look at the outside of the building and not walk inside. The building is a beautiful, well...More

1  Thank bwco
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The centre piece of Rockefeller Center is this slim 70 storey limestone tower that has gradual setbacks as it rises that gives it a real elegant look that is typical of the 1930's. If you visit Rockefeller Center then you can not fail to miss...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A very classic Art Deco scraper in Rockefeller Center. This building is extremely tall, 872 feet, however I found it rather old and unkept. Worth a look if you're in the area, but doesn't compare to the other famous architecture in NYC.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 13 May 2016

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

Thank priteshkulkarni
Reviewed 21 February 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...More

Thank S1las
Reviewed 23 June 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...More

1  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 17 February 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...More

5  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 17 February 2015

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

Thank Parrot111
Reviewed 5 December 2014

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

Thank jlantern3
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 heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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