Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City. It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating,...
Many people walk up and down 5th Ave. past Rockefeller Center. They look in the windows. They at the garden and at the Prometheus statue. I am not sure how many people look up at the buildings to see the decorative work built there. Originally the building and even the entrances were given different themes, and were decorated accordingly.
Amazing pictures of an incredible place. We were there in October right after the set up the rink. It was so cool to see it up and running. Still wished we had been able to go back in December to see if all decked out for Christmas. It was still beautiful in fall. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.
Several of the original 14 Rockefeller Center buildings, mainly the ones facing Fifth Avenue, were to be the 'international buildings,' each named for a European country, and each intended to attract commercial and government tenants from that country, and decorated with matching art. The British Empire Building is across a promenade called Channel Gardens from La Maison Francaise; the next building up is the Palazzo d'Italia. The next two, International Building and International Building...
Thanks Paul - very interesting. Wouldn't it be wonderful if those magnificent buildings had a brief description of their history on the outside. Like the American Eagle with the Stars and Stripes carved into the sand stone facia in Church St in Liverpool !
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