Blended with the corporate icons are many entertainment zones and musical theatres, adding to the energetic vibes that ripple through the town. One of the leading tourist destinations is the “Showplace of the Nation”, Rockefeller Center, the haven for the mix in theatrical performances and the core for musical extravaganzas. In 1978, it was declared a city landmark that drew hundreds of tourists each year.
John D Rockefeller Jr., was responsible for the development of this twelve acre complex that stands on leased land from the Columbia University in midtown Manhattan. Architect Edward Durell Stone designed the Radio City Music Hall along with Donald Deskey who detailed the interior designs. Initially the site was planned to be named the International Music Hall, after its first tenants, the Radio Corporation of America.
In December, 1932 the Music Hall opened to the public with the performance of a lavish stage show, which featured the renowned Martha Graham and Ray Bolger. The high-class entertainment variety did not show the potential to be a success and therefore the performance format was changed to screening giant screen films. This became a premier platform for films and this show continued until 1979 when the Music Hall presented four complete performances daily.
Evolving from stage acts and giant screen films, the Radio City now features movie premiers and holds live stage shows and concerts. Among the great performances that are held, the Music Hall is also used to televise internationally acclaimed events including the MTV Music Awards and the Grammy Awards.
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