Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Center,

complex of buildings in central Manhattan, New York City, between 48th and 51st streets and Fifth Ave. and the Ave. of the Americas (Sixth Ave.). The project was sponsored by John D. RockefellerRockefeller, John Davison,
1839–1937, American industrialist and philanthropist, b. Richford, N.Y. He moved (1853) with his family to a farm near Cleveland and at age 16 went to work as a bookkeeper.
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, Jr., with fourteen of the buildings built between 1931 and 1939. These include the 70-story 30 Rockefeller Plaza ("30 Rock"), or Comcast Building, formerly known as the GE (General Electric) Building (1988–2015) and the RCA (Radio Corp. of America) Building (1933–88). The Time-Life Building, or 1271 Ave. of the Americas (built 1960–61), the most recent addition to the group, extended the center's boundaries west of the Ave. of the Americas. The buildings house offices, shops, restaurants, exhibition rooms, broadcasting studios, and the opulently Art Deco Radio City Music Hall, New York City's largest theater. Five of the western buildings of Rockefeller Center in the broadcasting and entertainment section are known as Radio City. Many sculptors and painters are represented in the decoration of the buildings and grounds. Paul ManshipManship, Paul Howard,
1885–1966, American sculptor, b. St. Paul, Minn., studied at St. Paul Institute of Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the American Academy at Rome. He often went to classical mythology for his subjects.
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 designed the Prometheus of the central fountain, which overlooks an outdoor skating rink and mall.


See studies by C. Krinsky (1978), W. Karp (1982), and D. Okrent (2003).

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