East facade,1250 Avenue of the Americas entrance loggia; 'Intelligence Awakening Mankind' by Faulkner, detail, the evil of ignorance
Glass tesserae mosaic, 79 feet long, 14 feet high by Barry Faulkner, 1933. Over one million glass tiles in 250 colors, each hand-cut and set. The central figure of Thought dispatches the figures of the spoken word and the written word; thought will propagate new knowledge and advances.
Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Principal architect was Raymond Hood, working with and leading three architectural firms on a team that included a young Wallace Harrison. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for housing the headquarters of the television network NBC. Now known as the GE Building. The 70-story building is the 10th tallest building in New York City and the 33rd tallest in the United States. It was the first building constructed with the elevators grouped in the central core. It includes an observation deck and the restaurant the Rainbow Room. Opened in 1934, it was the first restaurant to be located in a high-rise setting, designed by French architect Jacques Carlu. It had a slowing rotating dance floor (it was closed in 2009). The east facade on 1250 6th Avenue is known as '1250 Avenue of the Americas'.