We had limited time to go to the observation deck of a building in New York due to weather and show plans, and we chose this one. It was closer to our hotel, but more importantly, I wanted to be able to see the Empire State building more than I wanted to go up in it. Be prepared, it takes a bit to actually make it all the way up with the crowds and security. And it isn't cheap, but if you are in NY, I wouldn't not do it because of the price. There are three levels of viewing, with an open top floor. The top floor is smaller and much more crowded when we were there, but the views are great all around. We went up about 7:00 pm (April 20), so we had some sunlight and the begining of night. I would highly recommend going up for the view.