Atlas Statue in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City
Atlas is a bronze statue (Nunzio Pontorno was the model) in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.
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Rockefeller Center or Rockefeller Plaza is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89 000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987
- Contained in galleries