Rockefeller Center

New York City
Height
1
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

259.1 m / 850 ft
2
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

252.4 m / 828 ft
1 2 Comcast Building Outline
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

70
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Rockefeller Center

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Country

United States

Function

office

Map of Buildings in Complex

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List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Comcast Building
1933 259.1 m / 850 ft 70 steel office
2 1251 Avenue of the Americas
1972 228.6 m / 750 ft 54 steel office
3 McGraw-Hill Building
1972 205.4 m / 674 ft 51 steel office
4 Celanese Building
1973 180.4 m / 592 ft 45 steel office
5 International Building
1935 156.1 m / 512 ft 41 steel office
6 One Rockefeller Plaza
1937 149 m / 489 ft 34 steel office
7 75 Rockefeller Plaza
1947 129.2 m / 424 ft 33 steel office
8 1270 Avenue of the Americas
1932 124.7 m / 409 ft 31 steel office
9 600 Fifth Avenue
1952 121.6 m / 399 ft 26 N/A office
10 Simon & Schuster Building
1939 84.5 m / 277 ft 21 steel office
11 10 Rockefeller Plaza
1940 69.5 m / 228 ft 17 steel office
12 Bank of America Building
1938 69.5 m / 228 ft 17 steel office

CTBUH Initiatives

Rockefeller Center Historical Building and Urban Habitat Tour

28 October 2015 - Event

Panel Handles Mean, Green Questions at Architect @ Work in China

3 July 2015 - Event

Videos

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh

James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements...

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh

James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements...

18 October 2016

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

This presentation was intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled "The Space Between," which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall...

18 September 2014

Urban Density and the Porous High Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City

September 18, 2014. Shanghai, China. James von Klemperer from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC presents at the 2014 Shanghai Conference closing plenary on "Urban Density...

28 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Rockefeller Center which the tour predominantly focused on discovering what happens “backstage” at one of the most famous tall building complexes.

3 July 2015

Panel Handles Mean, Green Questions at Architect @ Work in China

As part of its role as a strategic partner of the Architect @ Work China Conference in Shanghai, CTBUH hosted a panel discussion entitled “Greening the Vertical Habitat.”

21 November 2014

Plans for the 2015 Conference in New York are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Bank of America Tower Nov. 18.