Last summer we went to the top of many buildings in pursuit of the best view. Willis Tower definitely won for best presentation of a view. When Sam and Jennika came to town, I suggested we try Rock Center because I heard there was more of glass and less of wires (like the Empire State Building).
I was not disappointed with the presentation up there. The glass is so nice because it provides a fluid picture of the city from above. I really loved seeing Central Park in particular, and Queens vs. New Jersey. It was also nice to see the rivers on either side of Manhattan.
I highly recommend visiting Top of the Rock for an aerial view of NYC….it helps orient you too, in case you are an NYC beginner. TIP: buy tickets online to avoid REAL LIFE lines.