This Vintage Aerial Photograph Shows Rockefeller Center Under Construction in 1932

Rockefeller Center under construction, New York City, 1932 | Rockefeller Center rises in mid-Manhattan. Photograph by Hamilton M. Wright for Aerial Explorations, Inc., N.Y., 1932.
Rockefeller Center under construction, New York City, 1932 | Rockefeller Center rises in mid-Manhattan. Photograph by Hamilton M. Wright for Aerial Explorations, Inc., N.Y., 1932.
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In this vintage aerial photograph taken by Hamilton M. Wright for Aerial Explorations, Inc. in 1932, you can see just how massive the project was at the time. 30 Rockefeller Center was dozens of stories taller than any of it's surrounding buildings. Check out the specimen page in the Library of Congress digital archives for more info.

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