Rockefeller Center Complex fountain

Rockefeller Center Complex

Location New York, NY

Category Commercial

Master Plan and Exterior Rehabilitations

National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award

Developed for the purpose of planning maintenance and capital improvement projects, Hoffmann’s Exterior Rehabilitation Master Plan for Rockefeller Center encompassed the nineteen buildings of John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s 22-acre “city within a city.” The buildings are subject not only to New York City Department of Buildings regulations, including New York City Local Law 10 of 1980 and Local Law 11 of 1998 (LL10/LL11), but also to Landmark Commission restrictions, making rehabilitation planning particularly challenging. Hoffmann’s Master Plan addressed these considerations, while achieving even budgeting across the years. The award-winning rehabilitation program included facade and curtain wall restoration, roof replacements, waterproofing, and historic preservation for this National Historic Landmark and centerpiece of New York City.

Rockefeller Center Complex International Building

Rockefeller Center Complex, International Building

Radio City Music Hall

Rockefeller Center Complex, Radio City Music Hall

  • GE Building (30 Rockefeller Plaza), Sculpture Restoration and Building Enclosure Rehabilitation
  • Radio City Music Hall, Roof Replacement and Facade Restoration
  • La Maison Francaise (610 Fifth Avenue) and The British Empire Building (620 Fifth Avenue), Facade Evaluations and Cleaning
  • Channel Gardens and Lower Plaza/Skating Rink, Survey and Rehabilitation Design
  • International Building, Facade Restoration and Roof Replacement
  • Simon & Schuster Building (1230 Avenue of the Americas), Canopy Renovation and Curtain Wall Rehabilitation
  • 1270 Avenue of the Americas (formerly RKO Building or AMAX Building), Reroofing and Masonry Cleaning
  • Ten Rockefeller Plaza (formerly Eastern Airlines Building), Curtain Wall Rehabilitation and Roof Replacement
  • One Rockefeller Plaza, Reroofing and Facade Survey
  • 50 Rockefeller Plaza (formerly the Associated Press Building), Roof Rehabilitation and Facade Cleaning
  • 600 Fifth Avenue (formerly Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust or Sinclair Oil), Roof Replacement
  • Exxon Building (1251 Avenue of the Americas), Facade and Plaza Rehabilitation
  • Time & Life Building (1271 Avenue of the Americas), Roof Replacement and Facade Inspections
  • McGraw-Hill Building (1221 Avenue of the Americas) and Celanese Building (1211 Avenue of the Americas), New York City Local Law 10/1980 and Local Law 11/1998 Facade Inspection Safety Program Assessments
  • Rockefeller Center Complex, 40,000+ Window Study and Consultation
Rockefeller Center Plaza Sculpture

National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award

Rockefeller Center

The National Preservation Awards honor inspirational projects that have demonstrated excellence in the field of preservation. Hoffmann was awarded this prestigious honor for historic restoration of Radio City Music Hall, the GE Building, and the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.