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The legendary Rainbow Room is renovated, reborn in New York City

The historic Rainbow Room restaurant and event space atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza will host the grand and gorgeous TODAY Wedding.
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A legendary spot in the New York City skyline is lit up once again.

After a five-year hiatus, the historic Rainbow Room restaurant and event space atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza reopened in 2014, to a gorgeously renovated and reborn space worthy of its legacy. Now, it will house our happy TODAY Wedding couple at their reception!

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Rainbow Room
Diners watch as ballroom dancers Lydia and Joresco take the floor in the then newly opened Rainbow Room in 1934.Rockefeller Center Archives

Originally opened during the Great Depression in 1934, the room hosted and toasted some of the city's and entertainment's finest. It served Noël Coward and Cole Porter on the day it opened. Brooke Astor, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes have all walked across the rotating dance floor, surrounded by the 24 double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows offering extensive views of Manhattan's skyline.

Rainbow Room history
Diners fill the room during the Rainbow Room's glory days in 1936, just three years after the end of Prohibition.Rockefeller Center Archives

But by the '70s, the room that symbolized the ultimate in New York City glitz and glamour had grown shabby underneath the feet of tourists and businessmen. An update in the '80s brought back some of the old glitter and glam. However, its doors shuttered in 2009 following a landlord-tenant dispute.

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The original dance floor has been restored, polished to a shine and retrofitted with mechanics that will once again allow it to spin. Above, recessed lights create a rainbow pattern on the ceiling.Rebecca Davis / NBC News

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Now, building owners Tishman Speyer have brought back the classic for another spin on "Top of the Rock." Keeping in line with the landmark status the room received in 2012, all the site's historic details have been preserved and brought to life with new luster.

Rainbow Room history
Crystal curtains decorate the windows where fabric ones once hung. They fall so the bottom third of the window has an unobstructed view of the skyline.Rebecca Davis / TODAY

We can't wait to see what this historic venue will look like on Kaitlin and John's big day!