Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have revealed new renderings of the $550 million renovation of David Geffen Hall on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The project is now on schedule to reopen to the public in fall 2022, nearly two years earlier than previously announced.
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Following years of meticulous planning and outreach to local preservationists, Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have unveiled a $550 million initiative to renovate and expand David Geffen Hall.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic have selected London-based Heatherwick Studio and Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects to redesign the interior of David Geffen Hall, the orchestra’s 2,738-seat home located on the corner of West 65th Street, on the Upper West Side, technically Lincoln Square. The Max Abramovitz-designed structure, which originally opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, later becoming Avery Fisher Hall, will receive a $500 million gut renovation, according to the New York Times. A design will be released next summer, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019. Akustiks and Fisher Dachs, acoustic and theater design firms, respectively, are also part of the team. The project has been in the works for over a decade, or since the beginning of Lincoln Center’s redevelopment.