Curtains rise on the new and improved New York City Center this October, and Mayor Bloomberg will be yielding the baton. (Like Yankees opening day, but with tuxes and orchestra music!)
Ennead Architects with a restoration team at Dattner Architects has overhauled the 2,750-seat theater by sprucing up the lobby, adding a bronze-and-glass marquee, reconfiguring auditorium seating, and preserving the historic interior built in 1923 as a Shriner's meeting hall. And like any new civic project worth its salt (New York City contributed $35.6 million of the $57.2 million capital goal for the project), the City Center renovation is chasing LEED Silver certification.
· Renovated New York City Center To Reopen in October [DNAInfo]
· Bloomberg to Pick Up Baton for City Center Opening [Metropolis]
· City Center's Second Act [Curbed]