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October 01, 2009

Lincoln Center's Revson Fountain Returns with Elegant Waterworks on October 1

Transforming Lincoln Center

October 1, 2009

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Eva Chien

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LINCOLN CENTER’S REVSON FOUNTAIN RETURNS WITH ELEGANT WATERWORKS ON OCTOBER 1


STYLISHLY REDESIGNED BY DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO, LINCOLN CENTER’S CELEBRATED ICON FEATURES DRAMATIC NEW WATER CHOREOGRAPHY


Water ballet created by the designers of the Columbus Circle and Bellagio fountains



WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2009


WHERE: Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th St.


WHAT: Lincoln Center iconic Revson Fountain, a beloved destination for countless New Yorkers and visitors from around the world, and star of numerous movies including Ghostbusters, Moonstruck, and The Producers, returns to the public on Thursday, October 1 with a sleek new redesign by the highly-praised architects of Alice Tully Hall and the Highline, Diller Scofido + Renfro, and spectacular water choreography from leading design firm WET, acclaimed for their work on the Columbus Circle, Burj Dubai, and Bellagio fountains.


Diller Scofido + Renfro has given the Revson Fountain the appearance of a floating granite ring, opening views across Josie Robertson Plaza in all directions including the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall (home of the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s own programming), and David H. Koch Theater (home of New York City Ballet and New York City Opera). As part of the new design, the pool of water retained by the solid granite base of the original fountain has been converted to a shallow water surface at the plaza level. New technologies provide automated windspray sensors that adjust water pressure, height, and volume. Special nozzles and lighting systems allow for a multitude of special-effect water and light configurations. In terms of choreography, the fountain can create a wide range of water expressions from slow morphing geometric masses to fast paced chases. At night, the fountain is vibrantly illuminated with white light.

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