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The Rainbow Room Finally Reopens October 6

It's going to be a lot more colorful than this, we suspect.
It's going to be a lot more colorful than this, we suspect. Photo: New York Daily News Archive via Getty Images

The first few photos of the newly renovated and overhauled Rainbow Room are now live, and otherwise it seems as though owner and operator Tishman Speyer is moving at full speed to debut the place to the public. A private gala takes place in the reinvented Rock Center space October 1, and the 1930s-era venue reopens October 6, with crystal curtains to refract light and create an optical rainbow effect, a silver-leaf ceiling at bar SixtyFive, and several more deluxe touches. “I want this to be today’s extravagant social networking space,” architect Michael Gabellini tells Bloomberg. Jonathan Wright, who cooked at Le Manoir aux QuatSaisons, is in the kitchen, and the opening menu will most certainly include oysters. [Bloomberg, Related]

The Rainbow Room Finally Reopens October 6