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During this trip to NYC we made a stop at Rockefeller Center and took pictures of the city from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Below are some of my photos from the plaza, lobby, and the Observation Deck. I hope you enjoy them.
PLAZA OF ROCKEFELLER CENTER
Called “Human Nature,” the exhibition is made up of nine colossal stone figures that weigh up to 30,000 pounds each! The slabs of bluestone came from my home state of Pennsylvania. The stone surfaces were kept as they were found, revealing quartz veins, wind marks and other erosion from the elements. The unpolished, untreated surfaces are a stark contrast to the man-made architectural icons that surround their placement.
The nine stone statues stand around Rockefeller Center’s entrance plaza. Each appears like an ancient sentry, the rocks arranged in figure like forms that guard the plaza. Ranging between 16 and 20 feet, they allow visitors to walk around or even through them and feel dwarfed by their gigantic size. They also offer a contrast between the viewer and their own human form, and reinforce how living in a big city like New York can make a person feel incredibly small.
LOBBY OF ROCKEFELLER CENTER
TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK
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