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Rockefeller Center

Saga Home Alone
Movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Chris Columbus (1992)
The end of Home Alone 2 is in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York. Kevin is joined there by his mother.
Rockefeller Center New York
Rockefeller Center New York. Photo credit : Liliana Klatt from Pixabay

“I know I don’t deserve a Christmas, even if I did do a good deed. I don’t want any presents. Instead, I want to take back every mean thing I ever said to my family. Even if they don’t take back the things they said to me. I don’t care. I love all of them… Including Buzz. I know it isn’t possible to see them all. Could I just see my mother? I’ll never want another thing as long as I live if I can just see my mother. I know I won’t see her tonight, but promise me I can see her again. Sometime. Any time. Even if it’s just once and only for a couple minutes. I just need to tell her I’m sorry.”

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin)

Kate McCallister (Catherine O’Hara) searches in vain for her son, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), in New York. She’s chasing down Times Square, but he’s not there.

Then she talks to a policeman. He’s walking her around to help her. She then has a flash of lucidity: he is in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Meanwhile, the little boy makes a wish in front of the tree to see his family again, especially his mother.

The reunion took place at the foot of the GE Building. Kate forgives her son and takes him back to the hotel where the whole family is reunited.

30 000

That’s the number of lights in the Rockefeller Center tree.

A true tradition since 1931, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is one of the most famous in the United States. Each year it is carefully selected from the forests of neighbouring countries and measures between 23 and 27 metres.

Home Alone 2 (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone 2. (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone 2 (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone 2. (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone 2 (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone 2. (Chris Colombus / Hugues Entertainement / 20th Century Fox)

Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Roof Gardens, GE Building, the Rockefeller Center is full of surprises.

Comprising nineteen buildings, the Rockefeller Center was erected by the Rockefeller family in the mid-1930s.

One can admire an incredible panorama from the Top of the Rock, go shopping in the numerous boutiques or admire the gigantic fir tree during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Some of its treasures are hidden and forbidden to the public such as the five gardens at the top of some buildings, others are clearly visible such as the statue of Atlas in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue.

The Rockefeller Center is much more than a building complex, it is a true “city within the city” as described by the mayor of New York in 1939, Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

And of course, pop culture has taken over the place…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

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