Radio City Music Hall

To restore Radio City Music Hall's historic 1932 interior, Canning applied over 180,000 square feet of metal leaf and glazes to surfaces throughout the building.


Location: New York, NY
Built: 1932
Architect: Edward Durell Stone
Style: Art Deco


Canning restored the 1932 gilded finishes at the historic Radio City Music Hall.

Using aluminum leaf, Dutch metal leaf, copper leaf, and gold leaf, John Canning & Co. gilded, then glazed over 90,000 square feet of surfaces throughout the building, including the Grand Foyer, Orchestra Level, Mezzanine Levels, Basement, and Smokers’ Lounge.

The project was completed in 11 weeks, well ahead of schedule.


1999 Award of Merit, Restoration Project, New York Construction News


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