British Empire Building, 620 Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, New York: the entrance with bas relief of Hermes representing commerce by Lee Lawrie

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RIBApix ref no RIBA91005
Architect/DesignerCorbett Harrison & MacMurray
Lawrie, Lee (1877-1963)
Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux
Reinhard & Hofmeister
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Subject Date1930
Image Date2001
ViewExterior
StyleArt Deco
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 01-33-08
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in Midtown Manhattan. The original complex of 14 Art Deco style buildings, commissioned by the Rockefeller family and named after John D. Rockefeller Jr., was designed by an association of architects under the leadership of Raymond Hood and was built in 1931-1940. The 70-storey GE Building (known as the RCA building until 1988) forms the centrepiece of the complex and opened in 1933.

Subject tags

office buildings, entrances, decorative stonework, commercial buildings, decorative borders