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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall Hydraulically Actuated Stage
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1932Radio City Music HallNew YorkState: NYZip: 10020Country: USAWebsite: Clark, Peter

The precision "choreographed" staging of Radio City Music Hall offers size and versatility, unlike any other. Built in 1932 by Peter Clark, its innovative elevator system is a forerunner of other stage designs (including the Metropolitan Opera House) as well as aircraft carrier systems built in World War II. These elevators can handle people, animals, props and scenery at variable speeds, delivering them to the stage or above and also dropping out of sight in front to reappear again in the back, just as effectively.

Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice)Image Caption: Underneath the Orchestra Lift at the Radio City Music Hall
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