Rockefeller Center, New York (from 1931) Photos

Rockefeller Center is a complex of buildings, landscaping and Art Deco artwork built from 1931 on by The Associated Architects. The GE (aka RCA) Building (1933) (69 floors) is considered the centerpiece of the complex. The 14 buildings include 1270 Avenue of the Americas (1931), GE Building (1933), International Building (1935), Time-Life Building (1937), Associated Press Building (1938), Simon & Schuster Building (1939), Eastern Airlines Building (1940), & Manufacturers Hanover Building (1952). Artist who created the artwork include Lee Lawrie & Paul Manship plus Alfred Janniot, Attilio Piccirilli, Rene Paul Chambellan, Carl Paul Jennewein & Isamu Noguchi. Radio City Music Hall is part of the Center but by architect Edward Durell Stone.

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GE [aka RCA] Building at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Facade of GE Building in Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Wisdom relief by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Wisdom & Knowledge Shall Be The Stability Of Thy Times relief by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
GE [aka RCA] Building (1933) (69 floors) at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY. Architect: The Associated Architects.Facade of GE Building in Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Wisdom relief (1934) by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Wisdom & Knowledge Shall Be The Stability Of Thy Times (1934) relief by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
Art Deco figure of woman representing light by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Art Deco figure of man representing sound by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Prometheus sculpture by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center Skating Rink. New York, NY.Prometheus over summer garden at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
Art Deco figure of woman representing light by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Art Deco figure of man representing sound by Lee Lawrie on GE Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Prometheus sculpture (1934) by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center Skating Rink. New York, NY.Prometheus over summer garden at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
Prometheus over ice skaters at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Prometheus over ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Flags lining Rockefeller Center ice rink. New York, NY.Flags lining Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
Prometheus over ice skaters at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Prometheus over ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Flags lining Rockefeller Center ice rink. New York, NY.Flags lining Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
First human Youth made from clay by Prometheus sculpted by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.First human Maiden made from clay by Prometheus sculpted by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Fountainhead figures by Rene Paul Chambellan in Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center decorated for Christmas. New York, NY.
First human Youth made from clay by Prometheus sculpted by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.First human Maiden made from clay by Prometheus sculpted by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Fountainhead figures (c1935) by Rene Paul Chambellan in Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center decorated for Christmas. New York, NY.
Walkway through Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Doorway of Anthropologie Building at 40 Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Mercury relief by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Sowing Seeds of Good Citizenship relief by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.
Walkway through Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Doorway of Anthropologie Building at 40 Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Mercury relief (1933) by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Sowing Seeds of Good Citizenship relief (1933) by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.
Horn of plenty relief at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Commerce & Industry with Caduceus symbolic relief by Attilio Piccirilli at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Friendship of France & United States relief by Alfred Janniot over entrance to La Maison Francaise of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Detail of allegorical figures on Friendship of France & United States relief by Alfred Jannoit over entrance to La Maison Francaise of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
Horn of plenty relief at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Commerce & Industry with Caduceus symbolic relief by Attilio Piccirilli at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.Friendship of France & United States relief (c1934) by Alfred Janniot over entrance to La Maison Francaise of Rockefeller Center (610 Fifth Ave.). New York, NY.Detail of allegorical figures on Friendship of France & United States relief by Alfred Jannoit over entrance to La Maison Francaise of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.
British Coat of Arms by Carl Paul Jennewein & Piccirilli Brothers over doors of British Empire Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Industries of the British Commonwealth sculpture group by Carl Paul Jennewein over doors of British Empire Building of Rockefeller Center. New York, NY.Four continents relief section of Purpose of the International Building at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.American eagle democracy relief section of Purpose of the International Building at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.
British Coat of Arms by Carl Paul Jennewein & Piccirilli Brothers over doors of British Empire Building of Rockefeller Center (620 Fifth Ave.). New York, NY.Industries of the British Commonwealth sculpture group (1933) by Carl Paul Jennewein over doors of British Empire Building of Rockefeller Center (620 Fifth Ave.). New York, NY.Four continents relief section of Purpose of the International Building at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.American eagle democracy relief section of Purpose of the International Building at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.
Progress with winged horse Pegasus & eagle relief by Lee Lawrie & Alex Mascetti at W. 49th St. entrance of Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.News sculpture by Isamu Noguchi on Associated Press Building. New York, NY.Atlas sculpture by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.Atlas sculpture by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.
Progress with winged horse Pegasus & eagle relief by Lee Lawrie & Alex Mascetti at W. 49th St. entrance of Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY.News sculpture (1940) by Isamu Noguchi on Associated Press Building (50 Rockefeller Plaza). New York, NY.Atlas sculpture (1937) by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.Atlas sculpture (1937) by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.
Atlas sculpture by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.


Atlas sculpture (1937) by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Center on Fifth Ave. New York, NY.



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