Paul Manship's 1934 statue of
Prometheus on the Lower Plaza at
Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commecial buildings between 48th and 51st street in New York.

It was named after John D. Rockefeller who leased the space from Columbia University in 1928. Construction in Art Deco style began in 1929. Paul Manship's gilded statue of Prometheus bringing fire to mankind features prominently.

The centerpiece of Rockefeller Center is the 71-floor 872-foot RCA Building, which was renamed the GE Building in the 1980's. It stands in front of the sunken plaza where the statue of Promotheus now stands. Unlike most other Art-Deco towers built during the 1930's the GE Building was constructed as a slab with a flat roof.