About Time-Life Building
The Time-Life Building, located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) in Rockefeller Center in New York opened in 1959 and designed by the Rockefeller family's architect Wallace Harrison, of Harrison, Abramovitz, and Harris. It was the first expansion of Rockefeller Center west of the Avenue of the Americas. Air rights for the building were purchased from the Roxy Theatre to the west. The Roxy would be torn down in 1960 and an office building that is connected to Time-Life was built. Large murals by Josef Albers and Fritz Glamer are in the lobby. Given its location on Sixth Avenue, otherwise known as The Avenue of the Americas, the serpentine patterned sidewalk design found on the sidewalks of Rio de Janiero's Copacabana Beach were incorporated into the building's sidewalk and corresponding lobby floor. It is a 48-story building, with green glass windows and column-free floors of 28,000 square feet. Time Inc., the publisher of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, House & Home, and Architectural Forum magazines initially occupied 21 floors. CNN's American Morning was based there from 2002 to 2006.