Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts center, uniting on one campus 11 of the finest performing arts and educational organizations located anywhere. After nearly five decades of artistic excellence and service to its community, the nation, and the world, Lincoln Center embarked upon a major transformation initiative—now nearly complete—to fully modernize its concert halls and public spaces, renew its 16-acre urban campus, and reinforce its vitality for decades to come. To learn more about Transforming Lincoln center visit AboutLincolnCenter.org.
2012 / Opens
President’s Bridge spanning 65th Street
Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater
June 2011/ Opened
Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Spring 2010 /Opened
Roslyn and Elliot Jaffe Family Drive (concourse-level inner roadway)
Bruce and Robbi Toll Porte-cochère at Columbus Ave. (concourse-level drop-off)
Concourse passages to campus facilities from Toll Porte-cochère
Two escalators and one elevator from Toll Porte-cochère (between Concourse and Plaza levels)
Street-level access to subway platform at 64th St. and Columbus Ave Entrance to concourse from 66th St. subway station
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn
Infopeel of Credit Suisse Information Grandstand (65th St. & Broadway) Columbus Ave. Grand Stair Digital Information Signage
Summer 2010 / Opened
65th Street Narrowing
September 2010/ Opened
Lincoln (Destination Restaurant)
65th St. InfoBlades (Video Blades)
ADA Public Elevator on 65th St.
65th Street Passage (Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, and concourse-level parking access)
February 2009 / Opened
Alice Tully Hall
Credit Suisse Information Grandstand
May 2009 / Opened
Barclays Capital Grove
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts frontage
Josie Robertson Plaza
October 2009 / Opened
Koch Theater and Avery Fisher Hall Balcony Porticos
November 2009 / Opened
Charles B. Benenson Grove (62nd Street and Columbus Ave.) 64th Street Garage / Roadway and Turnaround
Target Free Thursdays performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Juilliard School Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
Juilliard Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio
December 2009 / Opened
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
North-South Vehicular Connector Columbus Ave. Grand Stair and Canopy Entrance Ramps
Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace
September 2008 / Opened
Juilliard Lobby and Box Office
January 2007 / Opened
School of American Ballet Lincoln Kirstein Wing
Construction begins on Lincoln Center redevelopment. The initial project is West 65th Street.
Lincoln Center announces the Promenade Project, a plan to renovate Josie Robertson Plaza and the Columbus Avenue frontage to the Lincoln Center campus. The architects are Diller Scofidio + Renfro in association with Beyer Blinder Belle.
Lincoln Center announces plans to transform the Harmony Atrium (now the David Rubenstein Atrium), a privately owned indoor public space, into an information center and visitor services hub for the Lincoln Center campus as well as for cultural and civic organizations in the surrounding neighborhood. The architects are Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects.
Diller Scofidio (later Diller Scofidio + Renfro), in association with FXFOWLE Architects, are selected to redesign Lincoln Center's 65th Street and expand The Juilliard School.