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Metropolitan Square Development specifications, 1931-1932

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 12915754 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Metropolitan Square Development ; Metropolitan Square Development ; Columbia University
Title Metropolitan Square Development specifications, 1931-1932
Physical Description 2 manuscript boxes
Language(s) English .
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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The files are arranged in a chronological order.

Description

Summary

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.

Publication Date

1931-32

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

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

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Stephanie Chen in July, 2006. Finding aid reformatted by Haruna Otsuka (BC 2012).

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- Specifications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hood and Fouilhoux Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reinhard & Hofmeister Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

The Metropolitan Square Development became Rockefeller Center Development in 1932.