Max Abramovitz (American architect, 1908-2004)
Raymond M. Hood (American architect, 1881-1934)
Wallace Kirkman Harrison (American architect, 1895-1981) and others
New York, New York, United States
Architecture and City Planning
view of plaza fountain, depicting "Prometheus" by Paul manship
Principal architect was Raymond Hood, working with and leading three architectural firms, ( Reinhard & Hormeister
Corbett, Harrison, & MacMurray (1929-1935)
Godley & Fouilhoux ), on a team that included a young Wallace Harrison. The firms were known as The Associated Architects. Rockefeller Center was acclaimed as a pioneering concept of commercial, multilevel, superblock planning
its Art Deco skyscrapers, including the RCA Building, are grouped around a sunken plaza. Many are embellished with landscaped terraces. Harrison and Abramovitz were later responsible for the more mundane towers (1959-1974) on the Sixth Avenue side of the complex.
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Abramovitz, Max, Raymond M. Hood, and Wallace Kirkman Harrison, Rockfeller Center, 1931-1940 (creation), New York, New York, United States, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Saif Haq. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/19071.
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