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Rockefeller Apartments

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, December 5, 2018
1. Rockefeller Apartments Marker
Inscription.  Rockefeller Apartments, built in 1935-37, are a major example of the International Style. Designed by the firm of Harrison & Fouilhoux, the two buildings were commissioned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Nelson Rockefeller to enhance the family interests in Rockefeller Center. Wallace K. Harrison’s spare detailing, the rhythmic pattern of the semicircular window bays and concern for light and air changed the standards for New York City apartment planning.
 
Erected 1994 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.771′ N, 73° 58.602′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 55th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 West 55th Street, New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9-11 West 54th Street (about 500 feet away); 7 West 54th Street House (about 500 feet away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Rockefeller Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
2. Rockefeller Apartments
The marker is by the entrance.
(about 600 feet away); Peninsula Hotel (about 700 feet away); Former Aeolian Building (about 700 feet away); The University Club (about 800 feet away); St. Regis Hotel (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  About the Rockefeller Apts. (Submitted on December 10, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Architecture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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