A massive Iron Throne from “Game of Thrones” popped up at Rockefeller Center Tuesday after the Fort Totten replica fans flocked to last weekend was removed from Queens.
The giant throne, overlooking the Rockefeller Center ice rink, was first seen and reported being lowered into its temporary home by fans on social media. "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin was spotted visiting the replica and snapping photos with fans on Wednesday afternoon.
HBO dropped the throne in midtown to give “GoT” fans another shot at claiming their spot as rightful heirs after the Fort Totten Park photo-op ended Monday.
This version of the throne, however, was just for show. Fans dropped by for photos, but weren’t able to take a seat. It remained at Rockefeller Center through Wednesday evening, in celebration of the neighboring Radio City Music Hall season premiere red carpet event.
In its new location, the throne promoting the return of the eighth and final season of the series didn’t draw the same size crowd as the Fort Totten replica. Hundreds of fans endured wait times up to five and a half hours to sit on the throne in Bayside.
The throne was one of six hidden around the world by HBO and was first discovered by Melanie Joaquín, who told producers she recognized the stone structure as the former military base in the teaser image. For locating the throne first, Joaquín was dubbed the "Queen of Queens" by HBO and presented with a golden crown.
"Game of Thrones" premieres April 14 at 9 p.m., but you don’t have to brave the winter alone. Bars and restaurants across the city are planning viewing parties for the highly anticipated return.