The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Rockefeller Center @ 75: Tribute to a Miraculous Mega Project

On May 8, 2008 The Skyscraper Museum organized a panel discussion of New York scholars and story-tellers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Rockefeller Center and its 70-story signature tower, the RCA Building/30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The following speakers took part in the discussion:
Carol Willis, Founder and Director, The Skyscraper Museum
Daniel Okrent, Author, Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
William Pedersen, Architect and Partner, KPF
James Sanders, Architect, author, co-author, "New York: A Documentary"
Hilary Ballon, Historian and curator, "Robert Moses and the Modern City"
Alex Garvin, Principal, Alex Garvin & Associates

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