New York State Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Philip Johnson

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.

On the southeast corner of the complex, this theater, devoted largely to performances of musical thaeter and ballet, seats 2800 persons. This severely classical building has a four-story lobby.

See also the Metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace K. Harrison, and Avery Fisher Hall (formerly Philharmonic Hall), by Max Abramovitz, at Lincoln Center.

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