The Naked City: Rockefeller Center.

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Friday, September 6, 2019. New York City – Rockefeller Center is probably the place with more public nude art in New York City. Semi-nude and nude art is everywhere. Everyone can enjoy it without going into a building and paying a ticket. I love it!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Female nude art. La Maison Francaise. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Female nude art. La Maison Francaise. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Male nude art and female nude art. International Building North. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Male nude art and female nude art. International Building North. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.

“Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The 14 original Art Deco buildings, commissioned by the Rockefeller family, span the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, split by a large sunken square and a private street called Rockefeller Plaza. Five International Style buildings, built later, are located on the west side of Sixth Avenue and at the north end of Rockefeller Plaza.

In 1928, the site’s then-owner, Columbia University, leased the land to John D. Rockefeller Jr., who was the main person behind the complex’s construction. Originally envisioned as the site for a new Metropolitan Opera building, the current Rockefeller Center came about after the Met could not afford to move to the proposed new building. Various plans were discussed before the current one was approved in 1932. Construction of Rockefeller Center started in 1931, and the first buildings opened in 1933. The core of the complex was completed by 1939.

Rockefeller Center has two parts: the original center and the later International-style buildings. The original center has several sections: Radio City, for RCA’s radio-related enterprises such as the Music Hall and 30 Rockefeller Plaza; the International Complex, for foreign tenants; and the remainder of the original complex, which originally hosted printed media as well as Eastern Air Lines. While 600 Fifth Avenue is located at the southeast corner of the complex and contains architecture similar to the original complex, it was built by private interests in the 1950s and was only acquired by the center in 1963.

Described as one of the greatest projects of the Great Depression era, Rockefeller Center was declared a New York City landmark in 1985 and a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It is noted for the large quantities of art present in almost all of its Art Deco buildings, as well as its Radio City section and its ice-skating rink. The complex is also famous for its annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Statues

Atlas
Commissioned in 1936 and executed by Lee Lawrie and Rene Chambellan, the Atlas statue is located in the International Building’s courtyard. It faces eastward toward St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. The statue depicts Atlas the titan, with exaggerated muscles, supporting the celestial vault on his shoulders.

Prometheus
Paul Manship’s highly recognizable bronze gilded Prometheus statue, commissioned in 1934, is located at the western end of the sunken plaza. It stands 18 feet (5.5 m) high and weighs 8 short tons (7.1 long tons). The statue depicts the Greek legend of the Titan Prometheus recumbent, bringing fire to mankind. The statue is flanked by two smaller gilded representations of Youth and Maiden, which were relocated to Palazzo d’Italia from 1939 to 1984 because Manship thought the representations did not fit visually. The model for Prometheus was Leonardo (Leon) Nole, and the inscription, a paraphrase from Aeschylus, on the granite wall behind, reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends.””_Wikipedia.org

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Male nude art. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City. The sign says, "Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of the times."
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Male nude art. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City. The sign says, “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of the times.”

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Atlas. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Atlas. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Male semi-nude art and nude art. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Male semi-nude art and nude art. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Female semi-nude sculpture. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Female semi-nude sculpture. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Prometheus. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Prometheus. Rockefeller Center. Manhattan, New York City.

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