The Beam, NYC

New Interactive Experience Elevates Visitors 800ft Above New York City For Incredible Photo

Visitors can now 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 Top of the Rock for an incredible interactive photo experience that will take place on the 69th floor.



Guests who purchase a Top of the Rock Observation Deck ticket will have an add-on option for $25 to experience The Beam and receive a digital photo. Ticketholders 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.


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Posted on: 24/01/2024

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