In line with celebrating Art Deco this month we took a wonderful walking tour of Rockefeller Center and realized how close our home is to some of the greatest Deco architecture. Built from 1931-1939 by John D. Rockefeller Jr. (or just Junior as he was called) Rock Center was created to be a ‘city within a city’ and was to exemplify humanity's progress towards new frontiers.
After all, this was the age of the airplane and travel, advances is broadcasting, and innovation in the communication industry. It was an entertainment hub with its own theaters (eh-hem Radio City!), restaurants and even the home to the first public parking garage for automobiles!
These themes of progress and evolution of mankind were reflected in art throughout the plaza. A few of our favorites:
Lesson learned, there are Art Deco influences all throughout the city and it is our job to look up, take notice and appreciate this streamline and geometric design for all is grandeur.