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  • 160 West 62nd Street

    160 West 62nd Street

    Lincoln Center is undergoing one of the most important transformations in the half century of its existence, with two new projects approaching completion in its southern half, along West 62nd Street.

    One of these, which I have already written about, is the new law school and dormitories designed by Pei Cobb Fried and Partners. The other, immediately to the west, is a 54-story apartment tower, developed by Glenwood Management and designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group, at 160 West 62nd Street. [more]

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  • Damrosch Park

    UPDATED, 6:50 p.m., May 21: Area residents have sued Lincoln Center and the city in an effort to halt the transfer of Damrosch Park, a nearby green space, to the venerable performing arts venue for commercial use, according to a release from the watchdog group NYC Park Advocates. The suit, in part, aims to restore the municipally owned park on West 62nd Street for public use. [more]

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  • Met sells $100M bond to renovate theaters

    December 14, 2012 08:30AM

    Lincoln Center

    The Metropolitan Opera sold $100 million worth of taxable bonds yesterday, in the theater’s debut on the capital markets, the Wall Street Journal reported. The funds will be used to refinance a $33 million bank loan and $30 million line of credit with Bank of America and to make $63 million worth of capital improvements to its buildings.  [more]

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  • From left: Reynold Levy and Lincoln Center

    Lincoln Center has reached the end of its six-year, $1.2 billion redevelopment project, Crain’s reported. A ceremony tonight, marking the project’s completion, will open the President’s Bridge and dedicate a wall in honor of project’s benefactors. Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy told Crain’s that the project was completed on time and under its budget. [more]

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    The new Lincoln Center footbridge
    The newest installment in Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s reconceiving of Lincoln Center is the soon-to-be-completed bridge spanning 65th Street. As of this past week, the bridge looked to be substantially finished, although a bit of tarp and paper lay festooned around the sides. Even though the new structure is not one of the better elements of the revisions, it is infinitely better than what it replaces…. [more]

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  • Fordham’s honeycomb hideout

    June 22, 2012 04:00PM

    A model of Fordham University’s under-construction law school, which is scheduled to be finished in about two years

    From the June Issue: Throughout the past year, some of New York City’s most conspicuous real estate ventures have been buildings developed by institutions of higher education — a sector that’s undergoing a massive (and very public) infrastructure expansion. But projects on such an imposing scale do not go up in this town without a great deal of controversy. [more]

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  • The Real Deal’s seventh annual forum, “The Debate,” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. Starting at 6:30 p.m., developer Billy Macklowe will debate Gristedes magnate John Catsimatidis. Then Curbed founder Lockhart Steele will face off against Frederick Peters, president of Warburg Realty Partnership. Finally, attorneys Stuart Saft of Dewey & LeBouef and Adam Leitman Bailey of his eponymous firm will go head-to-head. CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth will be moderating the event. It’s the big event of the year. If you move fast, you can still make it! Please tweet about the event and send questions using hashtag #trddebate.[more]

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    From left: Architect Frank Gehry, MiMA at 555 West 42nd Street and a rendering of the new Signature Theater

    Before architect Frank Gehry regained favor among New Yorkers with projects like 8 Spruce Street, one of the few projects he landed was the renovation of a new space for the 20-year-old Signature Theater Company, according to Media Bistro.

    The new theater, located within the Signature Center at 555 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th avenues, is slated to open in February 2012…. [more]

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  • A rendering of the Claire Tow Theater

    As desecrations go, the nearly completed Lincoln Center Theater 3, which sits atop the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, is turning out rather well. The last time we looked at it, nearly two years ago, it was merely a promise. Now that promise is nearing fulfillment.

    Designed by Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture (who helped with the Vivian Beaumont design in years past), it rises over the austerely modernist pile that was conceived by Eero Saarinen (primarily) in 1965. The overhaul is scheduled for completion in March of next year, at a cost of $41 million.

    In the recent renovations to the Lincoln Center campus, no area has been disrupted more often or more fundamentally than the spaces around the Vivian Beaumont. The plaza, a cool exercise in pure geometry has seen its fountain, inhabited by a Henry Moore sculpture, thoroughly subverted and reconceived, while a curving earthwork has been shoe-horned into the narrow space immediately to the north. As a result of these modifications, the space is surely more lively and popular with the general public, but the purity of its modernist ideas has been dealt a serious blow…. [more]

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    In the coming weeks, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will inaugurate its new premises. With two new auditoriums, an amphitheatre and a café, the new space will augment the facilities of the Walter Reade Theater, where the Society has held its famous festival each autumn for much of the past half-century.

    The new premises make up the back side, along 65th Street, of the boomerang-shaped building that houses the recently opened Lincoln restaurant and is covered by a daringly slanted grassy roof.

    Let it be said yet again that the overall changes that the architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro have wrought on the campus of Lincoln Center have made the place consistently more pleasant to inhabit and more practical to use. … [more]

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  • TRD tours a $30M one-bed pad on the UWS

    February 16, 2011 12:12PM

    Wanting to see what’s available on the high-end real estate market, The Real Deal took a look at a 5,861-square-foot penthouse unit at the Millenium Tower near Lincoln Center (Park Millennium is the name for the condominium units up to the 44th floor and Millennium Tower is the name for the units on the 45th floor to the penthouse). PH3B hit the market last September at $34.5 million and saw a 14 percent price cut in December to $29.5 million. Howard Margolis, an executive vice president at Prudential Douglas Elliman, and the co-listing broker for the unit, gave The Real Deal a tour of the spread, listed with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, although configured as a one-bedroom, at 101 West 67th Street, home to celebrities including Howard Stern, Regis Philbin and Alan Alda (see video above)…. [more]

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    From left: renderings of the building’s library, trial court room and exterior (source: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners)

    Fordham University has broken ground on its new School of Law and residence hall, the school announced today. The 22-story building, a $250 million development on 62nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, will house the university’s law school on the bottom nine floors, including classrooms, a trial court facility and a 562,000-volume law library. The remaining floors inside the 468,000-square-foot building will be used as dorms for up to 430 undergraduate students. TRD[more]

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  • Glenwood Management is in contract to buy a parcel of land across from Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus for $100 million and has plans to build a high-rise residential tower there, sources told Crain’s. The Amsterdam Avenue property is near the site of another proposed residential tower, for which Fordham had been seeking proposals from developers — including Jeffrey Levine of Douglaston Development — until a recent deadline. … [more]

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  • Café des Artistes, the famed Parisian-inspired restaurant on the ground floor of the landmark Hotel des Artistes at One West 67th Street, will reopen under Italian ownership next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Lincoln Center restaurant closed abruptly last summer after losses related to its unionized staff. Restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino, who also owns Il Gottopardo, across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, signed a 15-year lease on the space Friday and plans to open in February or March after $1.5 million worth of renovations with a new, southern Italian menu and name but the same ambiance. He said the work force will not be unionized. [WSJ]

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  • alternate textRenderings of the green roof at Lincoln Center

    Lincoln Center is about a month away from unveiling its grass rooftop, which will sit atop the arts center’s new high-end restaurant for public use, according to the Westside Independent. The $102.5 million structure will welcome gastronomic celebrity chef Jonathan Benno of Per Se fame when the eatery opens in September. The sod-covered roof, designed by Scofidio + Renfro, has spent the last year germinating, so that the grass will have a fighting chance once the public comes for a visit…. [more]

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  • The city is seeking proposals for an expansion of its Times and Herald Square pedestrian plazas across the city, yesterday asking community non-profit groups to submit ideas for neighborhoods including Murray Hill and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, Astoria, Queens and Borough Park, Brooklyn. The Lincoln Center area is also a likely candidate, with groups already plotting an expansion of Dante Park and an upgrade to the open space near Martin Luther King High School at West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. This isn’t the first time the Department of Transportation has asked for such proposals, having approved 32 applications in a first-round process in 2008, but it is the first time the agency has sought proposals since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced earlier this year that the trial plazas in Times Square and Herald Square would be there to stay. Groups have until June 30 to submit their proposals, and accepted plazas would be slated for construction by July 2012. [Post]

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  • The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

    Does Lincoln Center aspire to eat the entire Upper West Side? As part of the ongoing, billion dollar expansion and restoration of its campus, Lincoln Center has extended its tentacular reach to include public spaces that are not properly part of that campus at all. The most famous of these is the multi-venued Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner Building. But just recently, it has taken over the Harmony Atrium and reconceived it as the David Rubenstein Atrium, the gateway, according to press releases, of the entirety of Lincoln Center. The new David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, whose dimensions are identical to those of the older space, represents one of the more successful examples of the roughly 500 privately-owned public spaces, or POPS, that have risen around Manhattan and, to a far lesser degree, the other boroughs over the past half century. Most of these spaces, created and kept up by developers in exchange for permission to build taller residential and office high-rises, are a cynical blight upon the urban landscape, the ugly, uninviting barest minimum that defies the spirit and often the letter of the 1961 law that created POPS in the first place…. [more]

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  • A rendering of the new theater (Source: H3 Hardy Collaboration)

    For those of you who worry about the potential desecration of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, in the form of Hugh Hardy’s newly announced black box venue that is scheduled to take up residence on the landmark’s roof, I can offer this consolation: the work that has already been done on the Beaumont’s plaza and surroundings, according to designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has wrought such a change upon the place that the new addition should make little difference.

    We will not know until next fall, apparently, the success of that work, which includes, among other alterations, the creation of a huge grassy mound for sunbathing and a new restaurant along the sides of the reflecting pool that continues to hold Henry Moore’s titanic “Reclining Figure.”

    What we can say is that the feel of the place will be — indeed already is — vastly different from what it was. The spare, almost minimalist, geometry of the post and lintel theater, the perfectly square reflecting pool, and the surrounding grounds, together with the way they all responded to the striated side of the Metropolitan Opera, provide one of the most muscularly modernist experiences in New York City. … [more]

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  • Developer looks up for restaurant design

    November 19, 2009 07:32PM

    Tony Greenberg, founder of Up Ventures

    While some New York City real estate developers look to another neighborhood for inspiration, Tony Greenberg, founder of the just-launched Up Ventures, looked halfway around the world.

    Up Ventures, a real estate development group specializing in innovative restaurant space, aims to bring Tokyo- and Hong Kong-style restaurant real estate to New York City.

    “Here in New York, you see restaurants on the basement floor, the ground floor [or] the rooftop [in different buildings],” Greenberg said. But overseas, Greenberg said that restaurateurs establish eateries on upper-level floors of the same building. Rather than browse blocks for restaurants, patrons could look upstairs or downstairs at the offerings in a single building.

    Greenberg, who had been vice president of finance at Hudson Yards Development Corporation before leaving the post in the late spring, said that the concept clicked for him during his travels and he began to explore ways in which he could apply the relatively unheard of strategy in New York…. [more]

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  • Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater has reopened, after a complete interior renovation designed by JCJ Architecture. A $100 million grant helped fund the redesign of the 2,544-seat theater, which now includes a levitating orchestra pit, new seating arrangements and upgrades to the theater’s acoustics. Curbed has compiled a slide show of the site’s exterior construction, which includes newly installed glass canopies over Columbus Avenue.

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