Transforming Lincoln Center: Key Dates

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

Notable Dates: Updated as of February 2012

  • 2012

    2012 / Opens

    President’s Bridge spanning 65th Street

    Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater

  • 2011

    June 2011/ Opened

    Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

  • 2010

    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)

  • 2009

    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

    Revson Fountain

    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

    Hearst Plaza

    Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace

  • 2008

    September 2008 / Opened

    Juilliard Lobby and Box Office

  • 2007

    January 2007 / Opened

    School of American Ballet Lincoln Kirstein Wing

  • 2006

    March 2006

    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.


    June 2006

    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.

  • 2003

    February 2003

    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.