the statue of Atlas at the Rockefeller Building, New York City

Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.

The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    One of my favourite pieces of sculpture in the world Nat. Thank you.

  • thank you (again) for featuring my work, very grateful. :)

    – natalie angus

  • Jip v K
    Jip v Kover 1 year ago

    great shot! took a similiar one but yours shows the ‘weight of the world’ better!

  • thank you :)

    – natalie angus

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