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Historic Rainbow Room Reopens to Public After Renovations

The iconic Rainbow Room reopens to the public Sunday on Rockefeller Center’s 65th floor, after closing its doors nearly five years ago for renovations.

New York's iconic Rainbow Room reopens to the public Sunday on Rockefeller Center’s 65th floor, after closing its doors nearly five years ago for renovations.

In the photo above, a marquee advertises the Rainbow Room, the Observation Deck, and NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York on Nov. 17, 2009.

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Guests enjoy the private opening of the historic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, on Oct. 1.

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A view of the newly remodeled Rainbow Room on Oct. 3.

Rebecca Davis

The Rainbow Room closed its doors in 2009 in order to revamp the space in a more modern aesthetic.

Rebecca Davis

Guests gather in the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center on New Year's Eve, 1935.

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Guests dance on the revolving floor of the restaurant and nightclub just before it was temporarily closed and remodeled on Dec. 17, 1998.

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David Rockefeller is joined by cigarette girls at the gala bash to celebrate the reopening of the Rainbow Room after renovations, on Dec. 10, 1987.

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The Rainbow Room, located on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center, first made its debut on Oct. 3, 1934.