|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The files are arranged in a chronological order.
Legal contracts between the Owners, Managers, Architects and Builders regarding various aspects of the construction work on Theatre #10 of the Metropolitan Square Development project. The contracts detail what was specifically to be done by the construction crews and what was and was not included in each part of the specified construction process.
Specification documents regarding the construction of various elements of Theatre #10 of the Metropolitan Square Development – later called Rockefeller Center Development. All documents date between April, 1931 and October, 1932. Specifications were for such varied elements as metal windows and radiator enclosures, limestone, elevator fronts, marble work. Painting, roof gardens, cork tile work, and caulking.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were donated by Mary Mandeville of Dartmouth, MA. These documents belonged to her uncle, William Delanty, who was an architect. Method of acquisition--Transferred from CU Archives; Date of acquisition--2017 . Accession number--2017.014.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Collection was processed by Stephanie Chen in July, 2006. Finding aid reformatted by Haruna Otsuka (BC 2012).
History / Biographical Note
The Metropolitan Square Development became Rockefeller Center Development in 1932.