Avery Fisher seeks new architectural proposal for $300 million renovation

TRD New York /
Nov.November 29, 2012 12:00 PM

Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center is planning a major renovation. But instead of continuing with a previous plan helmed by starchitect Norman Foster, theatre officials are looking for proposals from a new crop of architects, the New York Times reported.

Foster won the competition for the redesign in 2005, but the project was stalled over concerns that raising $300 million for the construction would be difficult in an era of falling attendance and ticket revenues.

Now, thanks to the recent renovation of the rest of Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher is aiming to push ahead with the overhaul, which would include improving acoustics, replacing outdated amenities for patrons and rearranging the auditorium.

When contacted by the Times, Foster seemed “unaware” of the new direction, the newspaper said. A spokesperson for his firm, Foster & Partners, said, “Obviously we would like to continue working with our clients to realize this project.”

However, there remain questions regarding the budget. For now, the theater is working on a schedule to select an architect and an acoustician. A theater designer has reportedly been selected, but officials declined to identify who it was. [NYT]Zachary Kussin


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

State Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols take aim at private equity with new plan to tax mezz debt

Treasury Department watchdog is investigating the Opportunity Zone program (Credit: iStock)

Opportunity Zone investigation won’t derail developer investment, experts say

Clockwise from top left: Jim Whelan, Larry Silverstein, Helena Durst, Teodora Zobel, Jonathan Mechanic and Laurinda Martins, John Catsimatidis, Gary Barnett, Mark Weprin, Donovan Richards, Bruce Mosler, Adelaide Polsinelli and David Schechtman (Photos by Anuja Shakya)

Reflection, resentment and some remorse: Real estate’s mood at the REBNY gala

45-10 19th Avenue in Long Island City (Credit: Google Maps)

Broadway Stages plans another LIC film studio

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire as a building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue in March 26, 2015 (Credit: Getty Images)

$24K in rent set in motion the fatal 2015 East Village blast. Prison now looms for the landlord and contractors

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...