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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.

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Series I: Specifications



Box 1 1931


Specifications for Metal Windows and Radiator Enclosures, 1931 Apr 6


Specifications for Glass and Glazing, 1931 May 20


Specifications for Concrete Arches and Concrete Fireproofing, 1931 Oct 29


Specifications for Miscellaneous Iron Work and Steel Stairs, 1931 Nov 11


Specifications for Granite, 1931 Nov 23


Specifications for Limestone, 1931 Dec 3


Specifications for Masonry, 1931 Dec 4


Specifications for Hollow Metal Work, 1931 Dec 5


Specifications for Elevator Fronts, 1931 Dec 8


Specifications for the Orchestra and Stage Elevators, 1931 Dec 9


Specifications for Cement Finish and Concrete Fill, 1931 Dec 16


Specifications for Chairs, Leg Ventilators, etc., 1931 Dec 22



Box 2 1932


Specifications for Roofing and Waterproofing, 1932 Jan 5


Specifications for Sheet Metal Work, 1932 Jan 8


Specifications for Caulking, 1932 Jan 13


Specifications for Architectural Metal Work, 1932 Jan 14


Specifications for Dampproofing and Spandrel Waterproofing, 1932 Jan 21


Specifications for Organ, 1932 Jan 21


Specifications for Marble Work, 1932 Jan 26


Specifications for Casements and Casement Frames, 1931 Feb 9


Specifications for Tin Clad Door Work, 1932 Feb 9


Specifications for Structural Glass, 1932 Feb 11


Specifications for Metal Furring, Lathing, & Plastering, 1932 Feb


Specifications for Tile Work, 1932 Feb 19


Specifications for Carpenter Work, 1932 Feb 24


Specifications for Terrazzo Floor, 1932 Mar 4


Specifications for Interior Wood Finish and Cabinet Work, 1932 Mar 25


Specifications for Cork Tile Work, 1932 Apr 1


Specifications for Linoleum Work, 1932 May 25


Specifications for Special Built in Mirrors, 1932 Jun 8


Specifications for Kitchen and Cafeteria Equipment, 1932 Jun 15


Specifications for Painting, 1932 Jun 20


Specifications for The Marquise and Vertical Signs, 1932 Jun 24


Specifications for Decorative Painting, 1932 Jul 8


Specifications for Painting and Decorating, 1932 Sep 23


Specifications for Roof Gardens, 1932 Oct 24