Andrea F

Day 43: A Seat in the Sun at Alice Tully Hall

In NYC, NYC Architecture, NYC for free, things to do in NYC on July 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm


As are many great cities across the globe, New York is home to a multitude of architectural masterpieces. One of the latest to arrive on the scene is Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, re-designed by the renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro. After a summer 2006 groundbreaking, the project re-opened in February of this year and stands on the corner of West 65th Street as a breathtaking symbol of 21st century design, and the art and culture that is a life force for the city. The building’s modern glass façade offers a glimpse into the hall’s interior, even for those just passing by. With the intention that the project give an identity to the street and serve as a public space, the firm’s design includes a modern glass façade and on the corner, a grandstand of sorts, where visitors are welcomed to sit and experience the space, even if only on the outside looking in. This is one of those rare times in New York when tickets to the show really aren’t a must!


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