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30 Rockefeller Plaza To Get A Facelift

Monday, August 11, 2014

One of the most recognizable buildings in New York City is getting a makeover.

The art deco building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) — the headquarters of NBC — will be getting new LED-lit signs on three of its facades bearing the name of Comcast, NBC’s latest corporate owner.

This will replace the neon G.E. logo that had been at the top of the building since the late 1980s. For the first time, the iconic NBC peacock will also be placed high in white lights on the building’s exterior.

Carol Krinsky, a New York University art history professor who wrote a history of Rockefeller Center, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the history of the building and the new changes.

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