Art Deco photo blast (by request)

Last week I posted a few photos of the crown of the RCA Victor building on 51st and Lexington. The top of that building is one of my favorite art deco flourishes in all of Manhattan and it is little noticed by passers by. In the comments section, Pueblo Girl suggested I post a few pics of the interior. So here they be. All are clickable.

The building went up in 1931 and contains a wealth of art deco accents. Here’s the exterior at the corner of 51st.


It was deeded to GE before construction was complete and this beautiful clock was installed. It features two outstretched arms holding radio waves.


Also along the exterior are a series of fists clenching radio waves.


Here’s a few interior shots. The elevators all have inlaid wood.


Here’s one end of the lobby. Again, with the radio waves. Nice clock.


And here’s the other end.


This is probably the most elaborate mail box in history.


In the spring, I did a post featuring interior shots of the Chrysler Building—another lovely art deco building. They are here.