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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Rockefeller Center in Manhattan was planned as the first skyscraper city, and it stands as a major architectural achievement. The concept was born in the late 1920s when the directors of the Metropolitan Opera decided they needed to a new home. MET supporters, investment banker Otto Kahn chief among them, developed the concept of a arts center that included a complex of retail shops on the site of their new theater. They identified the area bounded by Forty- Eighth and Fifty-First Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues as the location for the center and enlisted the financial support of John D. Rockefeller, one of the wealthiest men in the nation. Rockefeller began buying property in the area, including a large tract from Columbia University, and planning construction. Then came the stock market crash. The Metropolitan Opera Company decided the costs...

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