Lincoln Center



The ensemble of buildings and public spaces of Lincoln Center are the product of a group of prominent architects including Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Wallace Harrison and Philip Johnson. Lincoln Center has become an icon inextricably linked with New York. The redesign of public spaces includes the Central Plaza, the North Plaza, the conversion of 65th Street from a service corridor into a new central spine, the transformation of three blocks of Lincoln Center’s frontage at Columbus Avenue and eventually, Damrosch Park. The redesign is intended to turn the campus inside out by extending the spectacle within the performance halls into the mute public spaces between the halls and into the surrounding streets. The range of scales for the project requires an effort that dissolves boundaries between urban planning, architecture, landscape design and information design.65th Street Project in collaboration with FxFowle; Promenade Project in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle.

  • New Columbus Avenue entrance
    New Columbus Avenue entrance
  • Grand entry LED stairs on Columbus Avenue
    Grand entry LED stairs on Columbus Avenue
  • Infopeel at the prow of Broadway and 65th Street
  • View through submerged drop-off on Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue entrance with canopies
  • New Revson Fountain
  • New Revson Fountain at dusk
  • Bosque at North Plaza
  • Concrete bench / retaining wall flanking the bosque
  • Info-blades along 65th Street
Project information
Size (GSF)700000LocationLincoln Center Public Spaces and Infoscape, New York, United States
Commission2003South Campus and Josie Robertson Plaza Complete200965th Street and North Plaza Complete2009
Infoscape Complete2010
Partner-in-ChargeElizabeth Diller
PartnersRicardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro
Project Directors - Public SpacesBenjamin Gilmartin and Kevin Rice
Design Team - Public SpacesAndrew Colopy,Pablo Garcia,Laith Sayigh,Matt Peterson,Robert Condon,Eric Howeler,Shawn Mackinnon,Chiara Baccarini,Charles Curran,Peter Zuspan,Mateo Antonio de Cardenas,Felipe Ferrer,Pablo Garcia,Michael Hundsnurscher,Toshikatsu Kiuchi,Roman Loretan,Haruka Saito,Zoë Small,and Josh Uhl
Project Director - InfoscapeKevin Rice
Design Team - InfoscapeMateo Antonio de Cardenas,Felipe Ferrer,Toshikatsu Kiuchi,and Roman Loretan
External credits
FXFOWLE ArchitectsAssociate Architects - 65th Street and North Plaza & Infoscape
Beyer Blinder BelleAssociate Architect - South Campus and Josie Robertson Plaza
ArupStructural Engineering and MEP Engineering
Tillotson Design AssociatesLighting Design
WET DesignFountain Design
Mathews Nielsen Landscape ArchitectsLandscape Architects
Dewhurst Macfarlane and PartnersGlass Engineers
Philip Habib & AssociatesTraffic Engineers
Scharff Weisberg A/V Design
2 x 4, Inc.Graphics
Langan EngineeringCivil Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering
JaffeHolden AssociatesAcoustic Consultants
Shen Milsom & Wilke
    Photography by Iwan Baan,Nanette Melville,Matthew Monteith,and Brian Stanton