BUILDING A BRIDGE AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
A RARE OCCURRENCE IN NEW YORK CITY: PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE MAKES LINCOLN CENTER DEBUT THIS WEEKEND
Three Massive Bridge Sections to be Joined Across West 65th Street
WHEN: Friday, March 30, at 10 p.m. (Bridge installation continues through the weekend.)
WHERE: “Street of the Arts,” West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
WHAT: Lincoln Center begins the final stages of a multi-year $1.2 billion redevelopment project with the installation of the sculpturally expressive bridge designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro across 65th Street, Lincoln Center’s “Street of the Arts.” The bridge will connect the more than 5 million people who visit the world’s leading performing arts center each year to event spaces including the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall (home of the New York Philharmonic), the Koch Theater (home of New York City Ballet), Lincoln Center Theater, The Juilliard School, Rose Building (home to School of American Ballet and the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Alice Tully Hall.
The bridge will be commissioned and open to the public in early fall.
Spanning 80 feet by 10 feet wide, the ADA compliant bridge will connect the Rose Building to Hearst Plaza (which houses Barclays Capital Grove, Illumination Lawn and the acclaimed LINCOLN restaurant). Easing the passage between the northern and southern sections of the Lincoln Center campus, the bridge will provide a safe alternate crossing for visitors of all ages.