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Monday, October 27, 2008

atlas statue at rockefeller center

the atlas statue at the rockefeller center in new york stands right across st. patrick's cathedral along 5th avenue. it is the largest sculptural piece in rockefeller center reflecting "art deco" style and is supposed to be a companion piece to the prometheus statue.

in greek mythology, atlas was a titan who was punished by zeus and was made to carry the heavens on his shoulders.

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