History

With the country facing economic catastrophe and the world between two wars, John D. Rockefeller’s vision for his center never wavered. Rockefeller Center and the observation deck were his gifts to Manhattan- a place for locals and visitors to marvel at the city he loved.

Learn more about the legacy of Rockefeller and the thousands of laborers who built this plaza- a legacy we proudly continue by opening the deck’s doors for the world to see Manhattan the way he imagined it.