Lincoln Center Architecture, New York Philharmonic Building, Manhattan Architectural Design
Lincoln Center Buildings : Architecture
LCPA New York Cultural Complex: Performing Arts NY, USA – design by various architects
Jul 5, 2016
Lincoln Center Architecture + Architects
Manhattan Building Photos – images from June / July 2016 © Adrian Welch:
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
Lincoln Center Building Photos
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre (6.6-hectare) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic:
It hosts many notable performing arts organizations, which are nationally and internationally renowned, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet.
Views of the plaza, looking generally West, with the central Charles H. Revson Fountain:
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Ballet:
The Metropolitan Opera House, commanding the central axis to the plaza:
The development of the condominium at 3 Lincoln Center, completed in 1991, designed by Lee Jablin, Harman Jablin Architects, made possible the expansion of The Juilliard School and the School of American Ballet.
First announced in 1999, the campus-wide redevelopment was to cost $1.5 billion over 10 years and radically transform the campus.
There was an architectural competition, won by the British architect Norman Foster in 2005, but a full scale redesign was not approved until 2012, in part because of the need to raise $300 million in construction costs and the New York Philharmonic’s fear that it might lose audiences and revenue while it was displaced.
Among the architects that have been involved were Frank Gehry; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Beyer Blinder Belle; Fox & Fowle; Olin Partnership; and Diller & Scofidio.
In 2006 the center launched the 65th Street Project – part of a major redevelopment plan continuing through the fall of 2012 – to create a new pedestrian promenade designed to improve accessibility and the aesthetics of that area of the campus.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center expanded with the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The film center is part of a new pavilion that also houses a destination restaurant, Lincoln, offices, and is topped with a sloping lawn roof.
Subsequent projects were added which addressed improvements to the main plazas and Columbus Avenue Grand Stairs. Under the direction of the Lincoln Center Development Project, Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with FXFOWLE Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects provided the design services.
Another component to redevelopment was the addition of the David Rubenstein Atrium designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a visitors’ center and a gateway to the center.
The Alice Tully Hall was modernized and reopened in 2009:
David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center – excerpts below:
Dec 11, 2015
David Geffen Hall New York Renovation
David Geffen Hall Renewal, New York City, NY, USA
Design: Heatherwick Studio / Diamond Schmitt Architects
Heatherwick Studio And Diamond Schmitt Architects Selected To Design The Reimagined David Geffen Hall
Collaboration of Visionary, Award-Winning Firms to Lead Transformation of the Complex’s Largest Concert Hall, Home of the New York Philharmonic
NEW YORK, NY (December 10, 2015) — Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected as the architecture team that will lead the renovation and reimagination of David Geffen Hall, the largest concert hall in this NYC cultural complex, it was announced today by Katherine Farley, chairman of LCPA, and Oscar S. Schafer, chairman of the New York Philharmonic. This first-ever collaboration brings together two world-class, award-winning firms–collectively, they bring extensive experience designing innovative public spaces and specialized expertise in the design and execution of world-renowned performing arts halls.
In addition to its primary purpose as the home for the New York Philharmonic, the new David Geffen Hall will be designed to facilitate a broader, ongoing array of community activities and events. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 at a preliminary estimated cost of $500 million.
“We believe this pairing of Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt offers the most compelling potential for the New York Philharmonic’s new home that will reflect the excellence and artistry of this Orchestra, as well as further enhance and support the Philharmonic’s evolution as a 21st-century institution,” said Schafer.
In addition to creating a 21st-century concert hall with world-class acoustics, Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects will be charged with reimagining the auditorium and ultimately creating a place where the architecture is at one with music. Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic, including leadership, key staff and performers, will work closely with the entire project team – Diamond Schmitt, Heatherwick, acoustic design firm Akustiks and theater design firm Fisher Dachs – over the coming months to develop and finalize the design. When complete, the new hall will also be the permanent home of Legends at Lincoln Center: the Performing Arts Hall of Fame, which will honor and celebrate the performing arts and film represented at the center every day.
The concert hall, originally designed by Max Abramovitz, was the first building to open on this cultural campus in Manhattan. First known as Philharmonic Hall, it has been home to storied performances by the New York Philharmonic, as well as other renowned orchestras and soloists, for more than five decades. The symphonic concert hall was renamed in September, 2015 to David Geffen Hall in honor of music and media executive and philanthropist David Geffen, whose generous $100 million gift will allow the center to move forward with the creation of the dynamic, new hall.
LCPA serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS.
As manager of the campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and LCPA. For more information: aboutlincolncenter.org
The New York Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in New York City, the United States, and the world. This season’s projects will connect the Philharmonic with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours and residencies; digital recording series; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its wide range of education programs and the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives. Having commissioned and/or premiered works by leading composers from every era, the Orchestra now champions contemporary music through CONTACT! and the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.
A resource for its community and the world, the Philharmonic complements its annual, free citywide Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, with Philharmonic Free Fridays and wide-ranging education programs, including the famed Young People’s Concerts and the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, collaborations with partners worldwide offering training of pre-professional musicians, often alongside performance residencies. Renowned around the world, having appeared in 432 cities in 63 countries, America’s oldest symphony orchestra has long been a media pioneer, releasing almost 2,000 recordings since 1917 and today sharing live performances through downloads and online. Alan Gilbert became Music Director in 2009, succeeding 20th-century musical giants including Bernstein, Toscanini, and Mahler. nyphil.org
David Geffen Hall Renewal image / information from Lincoln Center / Diamond Schmitt Architects
Address: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, United States
Phone: +1 212-875-5456
Founder: John D. Rockefeller III
New York Architecture
Contemporary Manhattan Architecture
Metropolitan Opera House New York Lobby Renewal, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza
Metropolitan Opera House Lobby Renewal
Website: Lincoln Center New York City
Contemporary Manhattan Architectural Designs
New York Architecture – Selection
Derek Lam New York
23 East 22nd Street, Flatiron district
Design: Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA
23 East 22nd Street
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