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General Electric Building, New York City

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The General Electric Building, also known as 570 Lexington Avenue, is a historic 50-floor, 640ft-tall, skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States, at the southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and 51st Street). Originally known as the RCA Victor Building when designed in 1931 by John W. Cross of Cross & Cross, it is sometimes known by its address to avoid confusion with the much later renaming, in 1988, of the RCA Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza as the 'GE Building', itself later renamed 'Comcast Building'.The building backs up to the low Byzantine dome of St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue and shares the same brick color. It is a 50-floor stylized Gothic tower, with elaborate Art Deco decoration of lightning bolts showing the power of electricity. The base contains elaboratem masonry, architectural figural sculpture, and on the corner above the main entrance, a corner clock with the cursive GE logo and a pair of silver disembodied forearms. The crown of the building is an example of Gothic tracery, which is intended to represent electricity and radio waves, and is lit from within at night.
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  • One of the main attractions of Rockefeller Center is the 70-storey Art Deco skyscraper General Electric Building that hosts many pavilions and NBC Studios. There are even tours that offer to get behind the scenes of famous transmission channel type of Saturday Night Live. these tours on weekends from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Tour costs only 33 dollar per person and can be ordered on the channel's website can even download a piece of your own show.
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  • The most famous building in Rockefeller Center, I think. I don't know honestly, how far a Rockefeller Center, but because such distinctive reliefs about this side? "is the Kanji. The murals in the lobby? What is our own.
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  • It is adjacent to the square where you can find a good coffee with a rich dessert, interesting stores and people around the world. It is especially beautiful at night due to the lighting placed.
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