Radio City Music Hall

Erdman Anthony was chosen by Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) to scan and model the entire interior of Radio City Music Hall. This historic setting is a landmark of the Art Deco movement in downtown Manhattan.

Erdman Anthony used two scanners over three days to collect over one billion points in 46 scans. Following the scanning, modeling and registration took three weeks. The finished model included features not common to typical survey projects: organically shaped arches; 5,933 seats; and unique details such as railings, house lighting, stage lighting, choral risers, signs, and speakers.

The final model was utilized by MSGE to design images for projection onto the curved walls and ceilings. With the model, MSGE first used these images, without distortion, in the production of the 2011 Radio City Christmas and New York spectaculars. The producers now have the ability to simulate – in virtual reality – the appearance of projections from every seat and possible vantage point in the house.

Click here to see how Erdman Anthony's laser scanning and digital mapping technology helps Radio City Music Hall offer an immersive 3D experience.

Project Accolades

  • Project Awards
  • 2012 Silver Award - American Council of Engineering Companies, New York (ACEC)
  • 2011 Third Place Award - 2011 NSPS Map/Plat Design Competition , Miscellaneous Maps Category
  • 2011 First Place Award - 2011 NYSAPLS Map Contest, Miscellaneous Maps Category
  • 2011 First Place Award - 2011 Leica Geosystems Inc., World Wide Users Conference Plan, Contest, Building/Heritage Category

Project Details


New York, NY


Radio City Productions, LLC

Project Contact

Bryan Merritt, PSM/LS
  • Bryan Merritt, PSM/LS
  • 561-753-9723 x 6017
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