Rockefeller Scheme

Esthetic as well as prodigious sounded the scheme announed over a year ago by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to include a new home for the Metropolitan Opera in a huge commercial-cultural centre envisioned by him for midtown Manhattan (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 48th and 51st Streets). He succeeded in leasing the land from Columbia University for a long period at some $3,000,000 per year (TIME, Dec. 16 et ante). But the Metropolitan Opera's backers had other plans in mind. The Rockefeller scheme languished. Last week Manhattan heard that Mr. Rockefeller had...

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