7. Radio City Music Hall’s Organ, ‘The Mighty Wurlitzer’ Is Only Accessible Through a Crawlspace
The venue’s ‘Mighty Wurlitzer‘ consists of two consoles on either side of the stage. They are a one-of-a-kind creation by the Randolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company, and the largest theater pipe organ in the world. The instrument’s 4,000 pipes are stored in the stage’s arch that forms the iconic golden sunset of the venue’s vaulted ceiling and stage.
Though it spent much of Radio City’s career as accompaniment for the many silent movies that were shown there, it was actually built as a concert organ, and is still only accessible through a space that the organist must crawl through to get to their stool without being seen by the audience.