John Canning & Co. was involved in restoring historic Radio City Music Hall back to its original 1932 gilded finishes, including the application of aluminum leaf, Dutch metal leaf, copper leaf, and gold leaf. Over 90,000 square feet of surfaces were gilded throughout the building, which included the Grand Foyer, Orchestra Level, Mezzanine Levels, Basement, and Smokers’ Lounge. Glazing was applied to all gilded surfaces. Other techniques included cleaning, toning, and striping.
Location: New York, NY
Original Architect: Edward Durell Stone
Style: Art Deco
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Planning & Design Services
Restoration & Decoration Techniques