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Sunday, February 25 • 10:30am - 1:30pm
Rockefeller Center: The City Within A City Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

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Website: http://www.nychristmas.com/tours/rockefeller-center-and-tours

John D. Rockefeller, Jr built this magical mosaic of fourteen buildings during the depression of the 1930s and today there are about 22 structures. This National Register complex is both classical and modern.

This “city within a city” features:
  • First landscaped skyscraper complex created for commerce and conceived with art
  • First complex to incorporate offices, restaurants, entertainment, stores, with open space and an interconnected underground concourse
  • Fastest high speed elevators, air cooling, noise silencers, and escalators
  • Ingenious underground system for trucks to deliver goods
  • First indoor parking garage, which still has its original signage
  • The legendary Rainbow Room together with the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall (the first building to open in 1932)

Sibyl McCormac Groff, The Spirited New Yorker, is an experienced and highly acclaimed licensed New York City tour guide whose expertise includes the architecture, artwork, and history of Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan and New York City. Sibyl has been featured on Brian Williams and NBC Nightly News with Mike Taibbi for her expertise on Rockefeller Center and Christmas. She has been awarded the Presidential Award of the Victorian Society of America, has published several books on the preservation of historic buildings, and has two yet-to-be-published manuscripts on Christmas in New York City.

Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 10:30 am to walk together to Rockefeller Center.
Accessibility: Please note that this tour requires a substantial amount of walking.

Maximum Participants: 24
Administrative Fee: $31


Sibyl McCormac Groff

Spirited New Yorker

Sunday February 25, 2018 10:30am - 1:30pm EST
Rockefeller Center