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Construction activity for Rockefeller Center (The Associated Architects: Reinhard & Hofmeister-Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray-Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux-Edward Durrell Stone, 1931-1940), in early 1932. Foreground the steel structure of 70-story R.C.A. Building (Associated Architects, 1933) began to rises up, and the 32-story R.K.O. Building (Associated Architects, 1932) nearing completion can be seen at background, right, with steel skeletion of Radio City Music Hall (Associated Architects, 1932) under construction can be seen below it. 

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).

Midtown Manhattan looking north from Empire State Building. 1933.

The new 70-story Rockefeller Center’s R.C.A. Building (Associated Architects, 1933) are in the center, with the 58-story 500 Fifth Avenue Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931).

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).

The 18-story Associated Press Building (Associated Architects, 1938) in foreground and the 70-story R.C.A Building (Associated Architects, 1933) at background in Rockefeller Center in 1940.

Foto: Rockefeller Center, Inc.

Source: Walter Karp, “The Center. A History and Guide to Rockefeller Center” (New York. American Heritage Publishing Company. 1982).

The 70-story RCA Building. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between West 49th to 50th Streets and Fifth to Avenue of the Americas. Rockefeller Center. Associated Architects (Reinhard & Hofmeister; Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray; Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux), 1931-1933. 

View looking west of the new RCA Building, at Rockefeller Center from the top of 444 Madison Avenue Building, in the Summer of 1933. The Center’s 32-story RKO Building (Associateda Architext, 1932) with Radio City Music Hall is at right.

Photo: Rockefeller Center, Inc.

Source: Alan Balfour “Rockefeller Center. Architecture as Theater” (New York. McGraw-Hill. 1978).