Rockefeller Center at 75:
Tribute to a Miraculous Mega-Project

Thu, May 8, 2008
View of Rockefeller Center from plaza below

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 program was held in the auditorium of the NYPL’s Donnell Library on W. 53rd Street.


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