STYLES OF ARCHITECTURAL EXTERIORS, AND THE HISTORY BEHIND THEM.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Exxon Building, NYC
1251 Avenue of America, NY, NY
Built in 1971, photographed in 2005
The Exxon Building, more widely known by its address, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, was part of the
later Rockefeller Center expansion (1960s-1970s) dubbed the "XYZ Buildings" on Sixth Avenue, (also
known as Avenue of the Americas). Their plans were first drawn in 1963 by The Rockefeller family's
architect, Wallace Harrison of the architectural firm, Harrison and Abramovitz.