50. Rockefeller Center - Top of the Rock
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 buildings.
is named for a famous New York City
magnate, John D. Rockefeller, who built the group
buildings from 1930-1939. The most famous building in
complex is the General Electric building where NBC
studios are based. It is smack in the
of Manhattan, New York City, between Fifth and
Avenues and between 48th and 51st Streets. The
of the GE building is 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
's how the show "30 Rock" got its name.
show was filmed there. Saturday Night Live, a
American late night show, is also filmed there.
can get tickets to see a show being
and can also tour the studios.
Center can visit the plaza, which becomes an
skating rink in the winter. Every year a
Christmas tree is placed there and thousands of
attend the tree lighting ceremony, which always features
singers. In the spring, summer, and fall, the
becomes a café. In the middle of the
is a statue of the Greek god Prometheus.
myth states that he brought fire to the
. 200 flags from all countries of the United
surround the plaza.
Radio City Music Hall is
famous building in Rockefeller Center. Many musicians give
here, but it is best known as the
of the Rockettes, a dance company named for
Center. They are famous for their kick lines
are best known for performing in the Radio
Christmas Spectacular, an annual musical holiday stage show.