How could we forget the most exciting news to come our way yesterday? The new Lincoln Center fountain is open! The design, part of the Diller, Scofidio + Renfro renovation of Lincoln Center, called for a fountain that would turn the water into an "experiential medium of expression." To help the water express itself, they brought in WET, the same people behind the waterworks at Vegas's Bellagio Hotel.
The Westside Independent filed a report from the fountain's unveiling:
The new Revson Fountain, made of black granite, sprays water in rhythmic patterns from 353 nozzles oriented in concentric circles. The water shoots as high as 40 feet in the air, dancing like a puppet controlled by a marionette. For those who still miss the old fountain after that display, Lincoln Center President Ronald Levy has a few words of consolation: the fountain uses recycled water!
While everyone was mesmerized by the fountain, Lincoln Center's atrium also got a new name. The indoor space formerly known as the Harmony Atrium will now be called the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The occasion? A $10 million donation from billionaire David Rubenstein.
· Even the Water Dances at the New Lincoln Center [Westside Independent]
· David M. Rubenstein Gives $10 Million to Lincoln Center [NYT]
· Lincoln Center Tests the Waters [Curbed]
· Lincoln Center's Not-So-Secret Passage Exposed [Curbed]