I love the show 30 Rock. It’s my kind of humour, and I think it’s just fantastic. Naturally, on my recent trip to NYC, I made a huge fuss of 30 Rockefeller, a building I’d never before really fussed over.
Happily, it’s actually a beautiful building. I’d always admired the Art Deco finishings on the Rockefeller buildings, but I suppose I’d never really stopped long enough to fully appreciate them. Now, I found myself truly admiring the building, and marveling at how awesome it actually is.
We ended up doing the Top of the Rock tour (I refuse to pay to go up the boring Empire State…I’ve done it 3 times already), and I learned quite a bit about the building, and got to see more of the intricate insides, which are even more wonderfully Art Deco (an art period I adore).
Funny how pop culture can help bring out the best in buildings you’d always appreciated, but never quite adored. Once again, thank you, Tina Fey.