brazilianlvoer Atlas at Rockfeller Center 🌐 ️ Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.

The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet (4.6 m) tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet (14 m) tall, as high as a four-story building. It weighs 7 tonnes (7,000 kg), and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center. The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City.
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g1g1_nyc Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. - Desmond Tutu

Looking up from behind the huge Atlas statue in Rockefeller Center #NYC. Great to see the spires of St. Patrick's Cathedral no longer covered in scaffolding, even if restoration work is still ongoing.
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malimish_airstream John D. Rockefeller Jr. funded the entire $250 million (in 1930s dollars) for the construction of Rockefeller Center with sales of oil stock on land he was only leasing from Columbia University. He turned out alright on that gamble. 7d

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creativececi One of my favorite NYC characters. I can relate..feeling like you're carrying the weight of the world. #Latergram #NYC 3w

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