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    GE needs to get in on the action, and reopen the superb observation deck atop 30 Rock. As for ESB, I like the idea of the VIP trip to 102. Neat idea.

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    I thought the GE building was going to re-open its deck?

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    The Top. View from Times Square about 47th Street/Broadway.



    View from 34th Street/7th Ave on a rainy Day in December 2004


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    GE needs to get in on the action, and reopen the superb observation deck atop 30 Rock. As for ESB, I like the idea of the VIP trip to 102. Neat idea.
    They had an observation deck there? Why did they close it?

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    There is a thread on the reopening of the GE observation deck in the old forum:

    http://forums.wirednewyork.com/viewt...sc&start=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
    There is a thread on the reopening of the GE observation deck in the old forum...
    The current thread is at
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4238

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonCapitan2002
    They had an observation deck there? Why did they close it?
    The 102nd floor observatory is much smaller than the main deck on the 86th floor, plus the owners considered it redundant because it didn't offer much more of a view than the main deck didn't already. It's been closed for some time now.

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    I would imagine the 82nd floor deck would have a better view too, you're already above the rest of the skyline, atleast there you're closer to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    Is the 102nd observatory open? This photo at emporis was taken May 28th 2005 from the 102nd flloor. http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=366040
    I believe that it remains closed to the general public but recall reading of plans to reopen it on a limited basis. I visited it many years ago -- the space is very cramped and the views limited (through tiny windows).

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    Law, I heard about July-August??
    I like Tower Lights how often they change!
    My favorite colors're R,W,B or R,Y,G

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    The room is round and small - really like a sky lobby. The views are wonderful, although not open air - but certainly better than the 86th floor. I used to visit with my grandfather. Can you imagine we would be up there alone on a weekday looking out?

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    how can the esb have 102 floors? Are the any floors in the mooring mast?
    Also, When people use to go to the 102 floor how could they get up there. Do you take stairs or an elevator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expose05
    how can the esb have 102 floors? Are the any floors in the mooring mast?
    Also, When people use to go to the 102 floor how could they get up there. Do you take stairs or an elevator.
    Elevator goes up to a circular room with windows all around. 102nd floor observatory. Breathtaking.

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    I have lived in New York my whole life and have never went to the top of any of our skyscrapers. I think I should go up in one, which one has the best views? I'm thinking ESB because it's the tallest, is this true or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY_Yankees_1979
    I have lived in New York my whole life and have never went to the top of any of our skyscrapers. I think I should go up in one, which one has the best views? I'm thinking ESB because it's the tallest, is this true or not?
    For your first time up definitely go to up to the top of the ESB.

    And then go again at a different time of day. And again in a different season. It's fantastic -- plus the view all around makes you realize what a little island Manhattan really is.

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