Avery Fisher Hall (formerly Philharmonic Hall), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Max Abramovitz

Located between west 62nd to west 66th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is comprised of a unity of several buildings--all of travertine--devoted to the performance of music, theater, opera, and dance. The overall project was directed by Wallace K. Harrison and completed between 1962 and 1968. The buildings surround an open, user-friendly plaza, even though the buildings are generally conservative in style.

Located on the northeast corner of Lincoln Center, the former Philharmonic Hall was remodelled in 1976 by Johnson/Burgee.
The lobby with clear glass is set inside a loggia with tall tapered columns of travertine.

See also the Metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace K. Harrison, and the New York State Theater, by Johnson/Burgee, at Lincoln Center.

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