Rockefeller Centre is a commercial building area in New York City. The land is spread over 22 acres in between 48th and 51st streets. The area is located in the Centre of Midtown Manhattan, in-between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. The land area is considered as a historic national landmark by the USA. It was declared in 1987.
The Centre is complex of two building complexes. The first building was built in 1930s and hosts around 14 art decoration offices. The second one is built between 1960s and 1970s in four international style towers built along the west side. Many news corporations reside within the Rockefeller Centre including TIMES, Fox News, McGraw hills and others.
Rockefeller real-estate office also resides in the same building. The Rockefeller Centre is privately co owned by Tishman Speyer but is open to the public.
The land was sold to the Rockefeller group by Columbian university in 1985. It was sold for a price of around $400 million. The land was four years later purchased by Mitsubishi estate, a property of Mitsubishi group.
The property has around 200 flagpoles. They exhibit UN member countries but during holidays all 200 flagpoles carry the flag of United States.
Rockefeller is one of the last buildings of USA to integrate a program of public art. The building houses many artists, contributors, designers, news men and others
Nearby locations include underground series of shops, restaurants, pedestrian passages that stretch from 51st street to 47th street.
The building also connects to New York City subway from 50th street to 50th street.