Top of the Rock “skylift” attraction gets green light from Landmarks Preservation Commission

As initially reported earlier this week by 6sqft following an April 26 public meeting of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), a series of thrilling—or horrific, depending on your tolerance for extreme heights—enhancements have been given the go-ahead at the Top of the Rock observatory at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan.

The LPC unanimously voted to approve the dizzying new additions, which include a cake topper-esque “skylift” ride that will slowly thrust visitors nearly 900 feet above the city streets within a circular, glass-enclosed platform rising from the historic Art Deco skyscraper’s 70th floor. Also proposed for the 70th floor will

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