New York City: Shooting It Like a Pro

Top of the Rock

For photographers, the most beautiful time of the day comes at dusk, when the fading light from the sun balances evenly with the light of the streetlamps and skyscraper windows. KATJA HEINEMANN / AURORA FOR TIME
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For photographers, the most beautiful time of day is dusk, as sunlight fades and illumination from streetlamps and skyscraper windows emerges. One of the best places to capture this nightly tableau is from the Top of the Rock observation deck on the roof of 30 Rockefeller Center. The observation deck is open daily 8 a.m. to midnight; lines for entry tend be longer in the morning than in the evening.

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