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Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City. 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. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet tall, as high as a four-story building. It weighs seven tons,] and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center.
January 28th, 2013
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