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 Comcast Building, or 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 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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Englewood Construction retail group has completed the build-out of the new 40,000 s/f American Girl Place store at' 75 Rockefeller Plaza.
Our favourite crossover country star rarely gets it wrong on the style front and it was another Taylor triumph when the 25-year-old attended the star-studded Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration red carpet at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
The cable network said the show will begin in October but it hasn't been determined yet whether Baldwin's show will tape at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
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To a deafening roar from the girls packed into New York's Rockefeller Plaza, the lads sang What Makes You Beautiful, One Thing and More Than This.
The lighting-up of the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Plaza was a bit of an event, to say the least.
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The priest was arrested this week as he queued up wearing his clerical collar at New York's Rockefeller Plaza to see a taping of Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
The Cathay Pacific Roadshow will visit the following New York City locations: 30 October, Rockefeller Plaza 48th Street (Between 5th and 6th), New York City; 31 October, Chinatown Chatham Square at St James, New York City; 1 November, Bryant Park 40th Street (Near 6th Avenue), New York City; 2 November, Rockefeller Plaza 11 West at 51st Street, New York City.
The Horlor was one of ten pictures sold for a total of pounds 664,161 at Christie's - at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York - by America's 23rd richest man, media magnate John Kluge.
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