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Rockefeller Center New York Architecture

Ice Skating Rink / Rainbow Rooms / Radio City Music Hall, NYC, USA

post updated October 24, 2021

Rockefeller Center New York

Location: 5th – 7th Avenue; 47th – 51st Street, Midtown, Manhattan, NY

Dates built: 1930-39

Design: Raymond Hood Architect

Rockefeller Center Tower
New York photo: Andrew McRae, 2007

Rockefeller Center

This major Midtown real estate complex is named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who developed it from 1930.

Apart from the history of these 21 buildings, and the strong public realm (including stunning friezes and sculptures), two things stand out : the beautiful ice rink – Outdoor Plaza in winter – and the supreme luxury of the Rainbow Rooms at the very top looking out over Manhattan. You can drink cocktails or dance away at the top of one of the highest skyscrapers in the city, or both.

Rockefeller Center New York
New York photo: Andrew McRae, 2007

Architectural Style: Art Deco

Address: 1250 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10112, United States
Phone: (212) 632-3975

Down at street level is Radio City Music Hall:

Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas
Architect for exterior : Edward Durell Stone ; interior design : Donald Deskey
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center – Radio City, Photo © Tim Collins

RCA Building – now GE Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Fifth Avenue at 49th Street)
Raymond Hood et al
RCA : first Rockefeller Center building

Rockefeller Center – Key Sculptures

Statue of Atlas
Sculptor: Lee Lawrie

Sculptor: Paul Manship

The sunken plaza in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza contains an ice rink in Winter

Location: Rockefeller Center, New York City, USA

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