Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Other Rock (34/365)

50 Rock


I spent some time walking today around  Rockefeller Plaza.  The inside of 30 Rock, the skating rink out on the Plaza, looking up to the Top of the Rock, it is all truly amazing.  As I was starting to head back to my conference, I walked through an area of Rockefeller Center that is a little less traveled.  Here is the entrance to 50 Rock.  Here's a  little I found about the building that I thought was interesting.  

  • 50 Rockefeller Plaza: Bank of America Building 481,000 sq ft (44,700 m2) – Formerly the Associated Press Building and home to many news agencies. Isamu Noguchi's large, nine-ton stainless steel panel, News, holds the place of honor above the building's entrance. Noguchi's design depicts the various forms of communications used by journalists in the 1930s. The only building in the Center built to the outer limits of its lot line, 50 Rock took its shape from the main tenant's need for a single, undivided, loft-like newsroom as large as the lot could accommodate. At one point, four million feet of transmission wire were embedded in conduits on the building's fourth floor.