ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Alice Tully Hall

One of the most utilized venues at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall had not had a significant renovation since opening in 1969. In 2006, the Hall closed for a major aesthetic and functional transformation, both internally and externally, to make it a more welcoming destination. The dramatically renovated Hall re-opened in 2009 with features including a soaring glass-walled grand foyer lobby housing the American Table Cafe and Bar; the redesign of the auditorium (Starr Theater) with updated stage equipment, performer support, and state-of-the-art capabilities for concerts, films, theater, and dance; a transparent cantilevered canopy for the Juilliard School; and the lively Broadway Plaza with its public Credit Suisse Information Grandstand for people watching.  Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with FXFOWLE are the designers.

Alice Tully Hall Fact Sheet

Alice Tully Hall Organ Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

FXFOWLE

L’Observatoire International, Inc.

2 X 4, Inc.

Ove Arup & Partners

Fisher Dachs Associates

JaffeHolden Associates

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

The David Rubenstein Atrium, designed by the renowned architectural firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien, is located between Broadway and Columbus Avenue and West 62nd and 63rd Streets. Formerly known as the Harmony Atrium, a Privately Owned Public Space (POPS), the Atrium has been transformed into a vibrant public space that includes a visitors’ and discount ticketing facility with an array of programs, services, and amenities designed to welcome, inform, and entertain the general public and the tens of thousands of people who visit Lincoln Center every day.

David Rubenstein Atrium Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Tod Williams Billie Tsien

Josie Robertson Plaza/Columbus Avenue

Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with Beyer Blinder Belle created the plan to rebuild this primary entryway along Columbus Avenue. The design reconfigures the approach to the Plaza from Columbus Avenue by sinking the old service road that led up to the Plaza below street level (now the Roslyn and Elliot Jaffe Family Drive), and expanding the Plaza’s Grand Stair, which now welcomes people with a digital display of continually updated information. Beneath the Grand Stair, vehicles can pick-up and drop-off visitors at the weather-protected Bruce and Robbi Toll Porte-cochère entrance. In addition, Josie Robertson Plaza masonry was totally renovated and its iconic Revson Fountain enhanced with new lighting, technical upgrades and water shows, a popular focal point for visitors.

Josie Robertson Plaza & Columbus Avenue Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Beyer Blinder Belle

The President’s Bridge

The President’s Bridge is named in honor of Reynold Levy, who has led Lincoln Center’s six-year, $1.2 billion redevelopment project. Spanning West 65th Street near Amsterdam Avenue, the sculpturally expressive President’s Bridge is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the lead architects of the Lincoln Center Development Project. It provides an alternative to street-level crossing for visitors, artists, students, neighbors, and staff members. The ADA-accessible pedestrian bridge weighs 58 tons. It is a stressed-skin steel structure 83 feet long and 10 feet wide, and connects the upper level plaza of the Rose Building (and adjacent Walter Reade Theater and The Juilliard School) to the public spaces, concert halls, theaters, library, and eating establishments on the south side of Lincoln Center’s campus. The bridge’s glass railings echo the soaring glass walls of The Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall, and reflect the open, transparent sprit of Lincoln Center’s new design.

The President’s Bridge Fact Sheet

Public Green Space and Amenities

Lincoln Center’s transformation provides welcoming public green spaces for visitors, including the Charles B. Benenson Grove at 62nd St. across from the Atrium; and on Hearst Plaza, the gently contoured Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn and the tree-canopied Barclays Capital Grove with moveable seating. Lush greens also flank the expanded Grand Stair leading to Josie Robertson Plaza from Columbus Avenue, and two 21 foot-high vertical plant wall gardens surrounded by comfortable benches can be found in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Beneath the Illumination Lawn, the new Lincoln Ristorante offers the contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno and a spectacular view of the Henry Moore sculpture in the reflecting pool. The restaurant is one of many dining options on campus, offered at all price points.

Public Spaces and Amenities Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

FXFOWLE

Revson Fountain

Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain on Josie Robertson Plaza is considered one of the performing arts center’s most recognizable destinations for countless visitors from around the world.  The redesign by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with Beyer Blinder Belle and WET Design enhanced the Fountain with new technologies for special-effect water shows and gives this famous attraction the appearance of a floating granite ring.

Revson Fountain Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Beyer Blinder Belle

WET Design

West 65th Street

Designed by the critically acclaimed architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE Architects, West 65th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam has become a “Street of the Arts” lined with new building facades, innovative visitor information systems, dramatic lighting, and new indoor and outdoor facilities for dining and refreshments. Facility expansion includes the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center; Juilliard’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater and Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio, and the School of American Ballet’s Lincoln Kirstein Wing.

65th Street Fact Sheet

Design Team Information:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

FXFOWLE

L’Observatoire International, Inc.

2 X 4, Inc.

Ove Arup & Partners

Fisher Dachs Associates

JaffeHolden Associates