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Rockefeller Plaza

The family was a joy to work with, and so was the area they picked for me to do. It was difficult to settle on one perfect segment for the painting, there were so many to choose from. My main purpose was to show the confusion of the vehicles, but not to neglect the vast number of walkers who were not only New Yorkers, but tourists from all over the world.

A jumbled pattern of brownstone houses occupied the site of Rockefeller Center until 1930. Two hundred and twenty nine of them were demolished to make way for today's soaring towers. 

Visitors stopped to speak to me as I worked, and told me stories of the countries from which they came. They and the Albert family are in the painting. 

This area is one of the most fascinating spaces in New York City, and I loved being part of it. 

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