Wisdom by Lee Lawrie, GE Building, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA
Contributor:B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:50 MB (1.7 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3421 x 5110 px | 29 x 43.3 cm | 11.4 x 17 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:28 September 2007
Location:30 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, USA
The building was completed in 1933 as part of the Rockefeller Center. The noted art deco architect Raymond Hood was in charge of a team of Rockefeller architects. It was named the RCA Building for its main tenant, the Radio Corporation of America, formed in 1919 by General Electric. The RCA Building was renamed as the GE Building in 1988, two years after General Electric re-acquired the RCA Corporation. The frieze above the main entrance was executed by Lee Lawrie and depicts Wisdom, along with a slogan that reads "Wisdom and Knowledge shall be the stability of thy times," a biblical quote from Isaiah 33:6. The building is sometimes referred to as 30 Rock, a reference to its address at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.