Rockefeller Center (GE Building)

Art Deco in NYC

Inspired by new archaeological finds in Egypt, streamlined Art Deco architecture became the rage during the 1920s. Architect Raymond Hood had already made his fame designing grand Neo-gothic buildings like the Tribune Tower in Chicago. But, by the 1930s he embraced the jazzy new Art Deco style, designing some of America’s most colorful and exciting buildings.

In New York City, see Raymond Hood’s Art Deco architecture at Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center—or, as it’s affectionately known, “30 Rock.”

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