Top of the Rock View

Top of the Rock View (2016)

The view at the top of Rockefeller Center’s observation deck is my favorite view of the city, when compared to the One World Trade Center and Empire State Building view. The reason it’s my favorite is because it actually provides a stunning view of both the Empire State and One World Trade Center buildings! I visited the Top of the Rock in mid-November of 2015, during the one of the city’s warmest winter in history. It was still warm enough to just wear a light sweater out without a jacket.

The view point I ended up painting features a smaller “kid friendly” set of binoculars that add an interesting foreground element without obstructing too much of the view. Front and center of the painting is the Empire State Building. The tall building far in the background is One World Trade Center. The glass building to the right of the scene is the Bank of America tower. And if you look closely you can also spot a very tiny Statue of Liberty!