Serendipity: noun; the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
The Radio City Music Hall, designed by architect Edward Durell Stone, and interior designer Donald Deskey in the Art Deco style, opened to the public on December 27, 1932.
Some people say that with a stage almost 150 feet wide, and 5,933 seats, it is the largest indoor theater in the world. The Hall includes the “Mighty Wurlitzer” that also happens to be, small wonder, the largest theater pipe organ built for a movie theater.
Radio City is part of the 12-acre (49,000 m²) commercial complex known as Rockefeller Center. Interesting fact: the complex was developed on land leased from Columbia University, and it is currently leased to and managed by Madison Square Garden, Inc.
Check this awesome “Popular Mechanics” article from August 1932 about the Music Hall and “the importance of chance in progress.”
I took this picture while attending a recent Cirque du Soleil performance.