RCA Building

1918-1929ManhattanOffice

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, United States

ARCHITECTS
Associated Architects

BUILT 1931

RESTORED BY EverGreene Architectural Arts

RESTORED 2009

INTERIOR DESIGNATED 1985

DESIGNATED AREAS
Ground floor interior consisting of:
● Rockefeller Plaza entrance lobby
● Corridors extending westward from the entrance lobby on either side of the elevator hallways
● Stairways adjacent to the entrance lobby leading up to the mezzanine
● Stairways adjacent to the elevator hallways leading up to the mezzanine and down to the concourse
Mezzanine interior consisting of:
● Upper part of the Rockefeller Plaza entrance lobby
● Upper part of the corridors extending westward from the entrance lobby on either side of the elevator hallways to the western wall of the westernmost double staircase
● Upper part of the elevator hallways
● Mezzanine corridors
Fixtures and interior components of these spaces, including but not limited to, wall surfaces, ceiling surfaces, floor surfaces, wall and ceiling murals, marble piers, metal waste receptacles attached to the piers, metal trim, lobby shop window enframements, lobby shop doorways, service doors, vent grilles, railings, decorative glass panels, revolving doors, light fixtures, information desk, directory boards, indicator signs, elevator doors, elevator indicator lights, and elevator bank indicators

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Excerpt from Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report:

“The Commission further finds that, among its important qualities, the ground floor interior and mezzanine floor interior of the RCA Building are major components of what is the largest and most important building constructed at Rockefeller Center; that these interiors are an important continuation of the major east-west axis running through the Center from Fifth to Sixth Avenue; that the double-height entrance lobby symbolically welcomes visitors, drawing them from the Rockefeller Plaza entrance, past the information desk, into corridors flanked by shops, which create the sense of a grand concourse; that the mezzanine balconies and corridors further add to the drama of the space and contribute to the axiality; that the experience of the visitor to these interiors is enhanced by the extensive program of murals, executed by Jose Maria Sert and Frank Brangwyn, which were conceived as an intrinsic part of the building and are a continuation of the overall art scheme used on the exteriors of the Rockefeller Center buildings; and the rich materials and attention to detail are characteristic of the quality displayed throughout the construction of Rockefeller Center.”

LPC Designation Report