Rockefeller Center

mixed-use building complex in New York City
Rockefeller Center, 2007

Rockefeller Center is a group of buildings covering 22 acres (8.9 ha) between 48th and 51st streets in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.[1] The buildings connect together underground. An ice-skating rink is located in the middle. Rockefeller Center also has a 850-foot-tall (260 m) skyscraper called 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Rockefeller Center was made by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. during the Great Depression in the 1930s between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Construction finished in 1939. It is decorated in Art Deco style. It became a National Historic Place in December 1987. In the 1970s, more buildings were made to the west of Sixth Avenue.

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  1. "Rockefeller Center". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. September 18, 2007.

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