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Rockefeller Center

A black and white photograph of a skyscraper taken from an angle so two faces are visible. One face is very narrow and the over face is very wide. The slab-like building has several minimal setbacks and is mostly unornamented. It is made of a light-colored stone. A large plot of land between the camera and the skyscraper has been cleared. On it are some workers and a truck ready to begin additional construction.

Samuel Gottscho
RCA Building, general view from old Union Club, 1933
Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Rockefeller Center was a collaboration between Hood and another Brown University alumnus—John D. Rockefeller Jr.—along with a group of Associated Architects.

Unfortunately, Hood did not live to see it finished, as he died in 1934 at the age of 53.