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Rockefeller Center

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Reinhard and Hofmeister Architect
1937/00/00 Lee Oscar Lawrie Sculptor Sculpted by Lee Oscar Lawrie with help from Rene Paul Chambellan, "Atlas" is installed in the International Building courtyard at Rockefeller Center, 630 Fifth Avenue. Atlas (Lawrie)
1969/00/00 Edward House Auchincloss Work Richard Lawrence Jr and Edward House Auchincloss establish, Auchincloss and Lawrence an investment management firm headquartered in Rockefeller Center. Auchincloss and Lawrence had a successful history of operating for more than 30 years.
2008/04/15 After hearing of an upcoming April 15 auction of Mrs Astor's Diamond Stomacher at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, the Louvre and the Friends of the Louvre prompt a private sale to the Louvre negotiated by Francois Curiel, President of Christie's Europe. Empress Eugenie's Bow Brooch by Francois Kramer


30 Rock, NYC
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Particulars for Rockefeller Center:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Sport Ice Skating
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Category for Historic Use Recreation and Culture

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd December 1987

Registry Name: Rockefeller Center
Registry Address: Bounded by Fifth Ave., W. Forty-eighth St., Seventh Ave., W. Fifty-first St.
Registry Number: 87002591
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Reinhard and Hofmeister; et al.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 12
Contributing Buildings: 13
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Entertainment-recreation, Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1930, 1933
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function:

Creative Works »

A Kiss Before Dying (book) Novel Ira Levin Then suppose we meet, say, in front of the statue at Rockefeller Center, the one of Atlas holding up the world. (International Building courtyard, 630 Fifth Ave)
Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story) Short Story John Cheever You MAY have seen my mother waltzing on ice skates in Rockefeller Center. She's seventy-eight years old now but very wiry, and she wears a red velvet costume with a short skirt.
Gentleman's Agreement Film Elia Kazan "Gentleman's Agreement" is set at Rockefeller Center
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (book) History Book Daniel Okrent
On the Town Film Stanley Donen "On the Town" is set and was filmed at Rockefeller Center
The Catcher in the Rye (book) Book J D Salinger Setting

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