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The Beam at Top of the Rock

This event has already taken place.Dec. 1, 2023 – 10, 9 am – 11 pm,
$25 add on to regular Top of the Rock ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck guests can experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to recreate the famous 1932 photograph “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” depicting 11 ironworkers precariously perched on a steel beam while 30 Rockefeller Plaza was under construction. Now, 91 years later, The Beam has returned to Rockefeller Center for an incredible, interactive photo experience on the 69th floor.

Visitors will be strapped into their seats on a recreated beam located on the 69th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and lifted 12 feet above the observation deck platform. The Beam will then rotate 180-degrees providing spectacular views of NYC’s beloved Central Park before descending. After soaring more than 800 ft in the sky for an unparalleled photo opportunity, guests can warm up inside with hot cocoa and light bites from the Top of the Rock’s new dining experience, The Weather Room.

The Beam is a part of Rockefeller Center’s top to bottom reimagination that will dramatically enhance the visitor experience at the iconic observation deck, which offers the city’s best unobstructed views of its most famous landmarks. In 2024, Tishman Speyer will unveil another experience, the Sky Lift on the 70th Floor which will lift visitors 30 feet above the uppermost rooftop upon a circular glass platform. Visitors will also get to experience a new Mezzanine Level in the coming year that will tell the extraordinary story of Rockefeller Center’s history via vivid interactive exhibits, a new theater experience, digital models, and other cutting-edge technologies. Together, these new experiences will allow visitors to be inspired by the past, present, and future of Rockefeller Center.

After visiting Top of the Rock Observation Deck, visitors can spend time exploring the reimagined, iconic landmark infused with the same ambition and creativity of the people who built this ‘city within a city’ nearly 100 years ago.

Introductory tickets to The Beam is  an add-on feature for Top of the Rock General Admission and Express Pass ticketholders, and will include a digital photo that recreates the famous image. The Beam is included in all VIP and VIP Rock Passes. 


45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111 United States