Otro: GE Building, RCA Building, 30 Rock, The Slab
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País: Estados Unidos
Localización: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Nueva York
Descripción:New York panel approves Comcast logo atop 30 Rock
A New York City panel has approved placing the Comcast logo with the NBC peacock atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, one of the world's most famous and visible properties, a company official said Wednesday.
The Comcast logo will replace lighted "GE" signs (for former NBC owner General Electric) atop the 70-story 30 Rock, reflecting Comcast's ownership of news and entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the new signage on Tuesday.
A borough advisory board overwhelmingly approved on Thursday night the cable-TV giant's plan to remove the lighted General Electric signs atop the 70-story 30 Rock and replace them with the Comcast logo, including the NBC peacock, on the building's south and north sides, providing viewership uptown and downtown.
A lighted NBC peacock would go on 30 Rock's west side, facing the Hudson River and the miles-long stretch of high-rise condo and apartment buildings that have sprouted on the New Jersey banks of the river.
There would be no high-level lighting on the building's east side.
It would be the first time that the iconic NBC image would grace the top of the Depression-era art deco building that is home to NBC's Saturday Night Live studio and TV network. The peacocks would not be Technicolor, but white silhouettes.
Carol Krinsky, a New York University art professor and "dedicated lover of Rockefeller Center," said Friday she believed that Comcast was showing off.
"This is a sign and it will go the next time somebody else rents a lot of space," said Krinsky, author of Rockefeller Center. She considered it a "harmless change" to the complex and said she would be more concerned if the company changed the building itself.
Many longtime New Yorkers don't think of 30 Rock as the GE building because for decades it was known as the RCA building, reflecting the building's first anchor tenant.
General Electric bought RCA in the mid-1980s and changed the signage - as Comcast, which acquired a majority control of NBCUniversal from General Electric in 2011, wants to do now.
Comcast has embarked on a $190 million floor-by-floor modernization of 30 Rock since acquiring the news and entertainment conglomerate.
"Generally speaking, we did not have a problem with it," Wally Rubin, district manager for Manhattan Community Board Five, said Friday of Comcast's lighting proposal. "It's not going to be any more intrusive than it's ever been."
In addition, Rubin said, there was a precedent for new corporate owners to change 30 Rock lighting.
Community Board Five is something of a city hall for the Midtown Manhattan business district that includes Times Square. The community board approved Comcast's proposal in a nonbinding, 26-3 vote. Observers assume it will be passed on Tuesday by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, though they note there is a new commission head.
Comcast's proposal could have additional advertising benefits. Comcast doesn't currently serve New York with cable and Internet services. But if federal and state regulators approve Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion deal for Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast will become a major TV and Internet provider there.
30 Rockefeller Center is an American Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, NY. It has been known as the GE Building since 1988, due to the large exterior signage of its former corporate owner General Electric (GE). The exterior signage is scheduled to be changed to reflect the building's new corporate owner, Comcast, in 2015. Because of the change of signage, it is also known by some as the Comcast Building. It was previously the RCA Building from 1933 to 1988. Nicknames include The Slab and 30 Rock.
It is most famous for housing the NBC television network headquarters. At 850 feet (260 m) high, the 70-story building is the 14th tallest in New York City and the 39th tallest in the United States.
The building underwent a US$170 million floor-by-floor interior renovation, which was completed in 2014. The renovation includes new Comcast signage atop the building, new ground-level signage at ground level that reads Comcast Building; and the display of the iconic NBC Peacock logo on the building's exterior for the first time.
El Edificio GE (GE Building en inglés) es un rascacielos de estilo art decó que forma la pieza central del Rockefeller Center en la sección Midtown Manhattan de la ciudad de Nueva York. Conocido como el Edificio RCA (RCA Building en inglés) hasta 1988, es más conocido como la sede central a nivel mundial de la cadena de televisión National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Con 850 pies (260 metros) y 70 plantas, el Edificio GE es el décimo edificio más alto de la ciudad de Nueva York y el trigésimo más alto en los Estados Unidos.
La dirección oficial del Edificio GE es 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Nueva York, NY 10112. Esta dirección ha dado lugar al apodo del edificio, "30 Rock."
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