10. The Stage Uses U.S. Army-Grade Aircraft Carrier Hydraulics In Its Elevators

Radio City Musical Hall Stage

The Peter Clark-designed Great Stage of the Radio City Music Hall was made in the shape of a setting sun. It is supported by a series of elevators considered so complex and advanced for their time that their design was replicated in the hydraulics used on American aircraft carriers during World War II. Though only a myth, stories of government agents standing guard under the stage to protect the secrets of the American military during the war have circulated around the venue for decades.

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