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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Rock Floor


The 30 Rockefeller Center lobby has very highly polished black terrazzo floors inlaid with brass designs and dramatically lit sepia murals that go on for acres throughout a number of interconnected buildings. It is the ultimate NYC Art Deco atmosphere and is meticulously maintained - the golden lighting reflects off the black floors. I often feel like I am an extra in a film set as I rush across these dark polished surfaces, with Ira Gershwin playing the background score, "Rhapsody in Blue". You can walk quite a distance underground to avoid bad weather, and there are also many shops and restaurants, and a TV station. We are looking forward to getting up to the recently reopened and restored observatory on the top floor, which is said to have the best views of the city. We will be doing more postings about this quintessentially glamourous part of midtown Manhattan. Here's a link to a lot more about this landmark...

9 comments:

Sam said...

That is a stunning photo. I passed in front of this building a hundred times and never went in it - now I have to go walk on that floor, lol!

Brian said...

Hi Sam! Thanks and yes, there is an entire world inside that complex, the people who work there are lucky to be spending their time in one of the most beautiful places in the city...
Lucy

Nuno said...

Hmm, i'm sure that complex have more people around then my entire city

luggi said...

You two lovebirds are filling in my itinerary on this blog.

Andreea said...

now that is a great shot. one of my best friends just got back from NY so all she can talk about is how fantastic and great NY is. i can only agree!
will be visiting NY DP for more great pictures soon :)

Carlos said...

I like the warm mood created with orange and yellow it reinforces the elegance of the place

Terra Vecchia said...

tres sympa ce clichés

Brian said...

We will be doing more from this area from time to time, there's a lot to do, and the Art Deco element is very strong, now realizing more how much that style is really the quintessential New York City style...

Michael Blamey said...

I look forward to these shots like everyone who has fond memories of this building