The complete re-working of the public spaces at Lincoln Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is going full tilt, pushing ahead towards the re-opening of a prettified Alice Tully Hall in February 2009. When we reported on the construction last winter the place was torn to shreds, but now glass and steel are taking the place of jack-hammered concrete. The new entry to The Julliard School on West 65th Street opened last month, presenting another staircase / bleacher similar to the flashy one farther downtown in Times Square, except here everything is indoors so nasty weather will never be a problem. Across 65th Street a rising jumble of steel in front of the Vivian Beaumont Theater will become "a destination restaurant with public roof lawn / campus green" facing onto the reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture. Cool animations showing how the new spaces will look can be seen over at the Lincoln Center website. Right now the real thing is something of a mess, but for sidewalk superintendents it's a little bit of heaven.
· Alice Tully Hall Cleans Up All Pretty [Curbed]
· Lincoln Center: Scraped, Torn and Reborn [Curbed]
· Transforming Lincoln Center [Lincoln Center website]