Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rockefeller's Design Plans For The New Met

met opera proposal The New York City that Never Was: Part I Buildings

When the old Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway was sold and demolished, the Metropolitan Opera Company needed a building to move to. Before they had decided on their current Lincoln Square location, John D Rockefeller Jr submitted plans for a new civic center, with the new Met being located in the center. With the crash of the Stock Market, the company was unable to secure funding and so Rockefeller redesigned it into the Rockefeller Center that stand their today. 

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