Above Image: Rockefeller Center, New York City.
Art at Rockefeller Center
From my 2011 Vacation: Trip to New York City, Washington DC, New Jersey and Philadelphia
I am sure this happens to everyone – somehow we am never able to organize all the vacation pictures! When we are on vacation, it is almost impossible to work on them. The moment we are back, its all about getting back into the normal routine .. and then we forget! Although I have not been to many places – I am not able to take half as many vacations as I would love to – but among the few places I have been to; New York City has been one of my favorites. I love the Rockefeller Center, especially the art deco murals, sculptures and the buildings. So today I took out time to organize my photos of Rockefeller Center!
Vacations and Day Trips.. click here..
Vacation 2011: Trip to New York City.. click here..
Vacation 2011: Trip to New York City, Washington DC, New Jersey and Philadelphia.. click here..
Designated Landmark: New York City
Rockefeller Center is one of the foremost architectural projects undertaken in America in terms of scope, urban planning and integration of architecture, art and landscape. It was developed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The Center’s original architects were Reinhard & Hofmeister; Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux; and Corbett, Harrison & MacMurry. The original complex of fourteen buildings were constructed between 1931 and 1939, and provided jobs for thousands of laborers in the building industries throughout the depression.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, 1989.
30 Rockefeller Center, arguably the centerpiece of the 14-building complex of Rockefeller Center. It is a 70-story, 850-ft.-high slab skyscraper, fully clad in gray Indiana limestone, as are the similarly styled though smaller 13 other buildings in the original complex.
Artwork at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center, which includes works of Lee Lawrie, Paul Manship, Alfred Janniot, Attilio Piccirilli, Rene Paul Chambellan, Carl Paul Jennewein, Isamu Noguchi, Leo Friedlander, Robert Garrison [& possibly more, that I’m missing].. Mostly Art Deco!!!
PHOTO GALLERY: ARTWORK at ROCKEFELLER CENTER
Art at Rockefeller Center
For complete list, see the official website: “Rockefeller Center – Art and History”.. click here..
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Wisdom  – by Lee Lawrie
Light and Sound  – by Lee Lawrie
Television and Radio  – by Leo Friedlande
Rockefeller center Promenade and Channel Gardens.. click here..
Prometheus – Paul Manship
Mankind Figures: Maiden and Youth – by Paul Manship
Fountainhead sculptures: Nereids and Tritons – by Rene Paul Chambellan
50 Rockefeller Plaza
News  – by Isamu Noguchi
1250 Avenue of the Americas
Intelligence Awakening Mankind  – by Barry Faulkner
Aspects of Mankind – Understanding the Spirit of Progress  – by Gaston Lachaise
Aspects of Mankind – Gifts of Earth to Mankind  – by Gaston Lachaise
Aspects of Mankind – The Conquest of Space  – by Gaston Lachaise
Aspects of Mankind – Genius seizing the Light of the Sun  – by Gaston Lachaise
Atlas  – by Lee Lawrie
The Story of Mankind  – by Lee Lawrie
International Building- North – 636 Fifth Avenue
Commerce and Industry with Caduceus  by Attilo Piccirlli
Youth Leading Industry by Attilo Piccirlli
Four Continents  by Leo Lentelli
La Maison Francaise
Friendship of France and United States  – by Alfred Janniot
Gallic Freedom  – by Alfred Janniot
Seeds of Good Friendship  – by Lee Lawrie
British Empire Bldg.
Industries of the British Empire  – by Carl Paul Jennewein
Winged Mercury  – by Lee Lawrie
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Morning, Present and Evening  – by Robert Garrison