The Rockefeller Center in New York City will be undergoing a big renovation. The plan is to add 35,000 square feet to the current shopping area and is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars.
The Rockefeller Center first opened in 1933 and has been a popular destination ever since. The location has not done any major renovations in decades. When the location was first built John D. Rockefeller thought of it as a “city within a city,” hence the 19 buildings that cover the multiple blocks that the center spans.
The center is popular all year round with visitors, but it becomes increasingly so during the holiday season. The Rockefeller Center will be doing its annual Christmas tree lighting on November 29. This year’s tree is arriving over the weekend and is coming straight from Pennsylvania. The Norway Spruce is 75 feet tall and weighs in somewhere between 12 and 13 tons. It will take five miles of LED lights to light it up for the holiday season.