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Even though Gothamist got to visit the Top of the Rock during the day, we had also purchased tickets two months ago to visit on opening day night. And the city was a glittering jewel, inspiration for visitors to have romantic moments and attempt to capture the view for friends back home. We moved smoothly through, from getting our pre-printed tickets scanned to waiting for an elevator; guards said it was more crowded during the day, but the decks are pretty big, there would need to be lot of people to make it feel crowded.

More information about Top of the Rock. And see our daytime photographs.