New York City Comcast Building
Comcast Building, formerly the RCA Building between 1933 and 1988 and GE Building between 1989 and 2015, is part of the Rockefeller Center in New York City, USA. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the building was built in the 1930s (between 1932 and 1940) and sits at 260m in height, housing 66 floors. As the building is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, it is also often reffered to as the 30 Rock building. The building was designed by Raymond Hood, Rockefeller Center's lead architect.
Hood designed the building to be the mass media entertainment complex, negotiating with Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and its subsidiaries, National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO). NBC became one of the first (and largest) tenants, having 35 studios in the lower base of the building. NBC and most of it's services are still located in greater part of the building. In 2015, a few years after Comcast acquired NBCUniversal, the building was renamed to Comcast Building.
Apart from NBC's headquarters, the building currently houses NBC Studios, NBC News, MSNBC and WNBC. The building also contains Rainbow Room, a private event space and one of the highest venues in NYC. FAO Schwarz, a toy store, has also moved into the building in 2018. The building also houses an observation deck atop the skyscraper, dubbed the "Top of the Rock", which is often considered the best panoramic view of the city and competes with the views from Empire State Building.
Saturday Night Live is famously filmed inside the building, specifically in Studio 8H. The former largest radio studio in the world used to be home to the NBC Symphony Orchestra and was converted into a TV Studio in 1950. Next to Studio 8H the building also houses Studio 6B, where The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is filmed, and Studio 8G, where Late Night with Seth Meyers is taped.
- 2018-11-13 (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)
- 2012-10-06 (Saturday Night Live)
- 2009-12-19 (Saturday Night Live)
30 Rockerfeller Plaza, 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10112