Sculpture: Relief from Drabness

Weaving art and architecture together in the fabric of the city is the dream of many planners. Yet Manhattan's 30-year-old Rockefeller Center has long provided the prototype for such urban tapestries. Over the years, 30 artists* have installed more than 100 commissioned works in the complex city within a city. Some of its sculptures are even now legendary, if vintage: Paul Manship's gilded Prometheus, Lee Lawrie's 45-ft.-high Atlas looming over Fifth Avenue. There is even a 1932 Stuart Davis mural in a men's room. Appropriately, it is titled Men Without Women.

The newest acquisitions, lifted into place last week, are...