Radio City Music Hall
       
     
Nothing Like Radio City
       
     
Grand Foyer
       
     
Acoustical Improvements
       
     
One of Three Ladies Lounges
       
     
Men's Grand Lounge
       
     
Map Lounge
       
     
One of the Ladies Lounges
       
     
Radio City Music Hall
       
     
Radio City Music Hall

Photography by Whitney Cox

Radio City is one of the nation's most famous venues housing some of New York's most awe-inspiring spaces. No other performance hall provides such a combination of history, grandeur and vast capacity. Proof of the Hall’s important role in the history of design is its status as one of the first interior designations by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Nothing Like Radio City
       
     
Nothing Like Radio City

To reestablish this landmark as one of the world's premier entertainment facilities, a major restoration and renewal of the Hall was undertaken, including the Grand Foyer, the 5,900-seat Auditorium and its Mezzanines, the Grand Lounge, and six mezzanine lounges. Many of the original design elements of the exterior were also brought back to life to heighten the building's nighttime drama. The marquee lighting was restored to the original red-and-blue neon piping and gold lettering not seen since the 1930's.

Grand Foyer
       
     
Grand Foyer

Built to define "what's new," Radio City is again a contemporary wonder, a home for popular entertainment of unmatched distinction and sophistication.

Major public spaces, including the Grand Foyer, the 5,900-seat Auditorium, the Mezzanines and its Lounges, and the Grand Lounge are completely restored

The Hall's murals are restored to their full brilliance, and original Deskey furniture and light fixtures are refurbished and restored

Acoustical Improvements
       
     
Acoustical Improvements

The glamour of the Hall was re-created using the bold patterns and finishes of the original carpeting, wall coverings and upholstery fabrics. Its murals were restored to their full brilliance, and original Donald Deskey furniture and light fixtures were refurbished and restored.

The most significant acoustical issue was slap-back echo from the rear wall in the auditorium. NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an adjustment to the walls angle and additional absorption treatment to eliminate this effect.

One of Three Ladies Lounges
       
     
One of Three Ladies Lounges

Each designed in collaboration with an artist and design team.

Men's Grand Lounge
       
     
Men's Grand Lounge

With a mural by the artist Stuart Davis

Map Lounge
       
     
Map Lounge
One of the Ladies Lounges
       
     
One of the Ladies Lounges

Stewart Jones was project director for Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. Fisher Dachs Associates was the theater consultant and Jaffe Holden acoustical consultant.