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ATLAS WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF HOLDING THE HEAVENS ON HIS SHOULDERS AS PUNISHMENT FROM ZEUS FOR LEADING THE TITANS IN THEIR BATTLE WITH THE OLYMPIAN GODS.

ATLAS WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF HOLDING THE HEAVENS ON HIS SHOULDERS AS PUNISHMENT FROM ZEUS FOR LEADING THE TITANS IN THEIR BATTLE WITH THE OLYMPIAN GODS.
ATLAS THE STATUE IN THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER NY
Atlas (statue)
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Coordinates: 40°45′32.12″N 73°58′37.84″W
Year 1937
Type Bronze
Dimensions 14 m (45 ft)
Location New York, New York, United States
Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.
The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet (4.6 m) tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet (14 m) tall,[1][2] as high as a four-story building. It weighs 7 tonnes (7,000 kg),[3] and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center.[4] The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City.

younger than yesterday, Mackedwars, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮, * Didier 85 * and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Very nice point of view.
The blue sky is seen through heavens.
4 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
What an excellent pov.
Congrats on Explore.
4 years ago.
 @ngélique ♥
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c'est magnifique !
4 years ago.
 * Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Belle composition !
4 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
4 years ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Your wonderful image has been seen and admired in Pictorials
4 years ago.
 Mike Minsky
Mike Minsky club
Great composition (wish I'd thought of it)
4 years ago.
 Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
fantastique image
4 years ago.

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