Back To Worrying About The Lincoln Center Problem

With the New York Philharmonic back at Lincoln Center, attention is again turned on the need to rebuild New York’s West Side cultural campus. “While Lincoln Center jump-started gentrification around Columbus Circle, this case study in superblock architecture also provided city planners with a definitive lesson in how not to design cultural institutions. Nor has the center exactly stood the test of time—with 10 million visitors annually, the place is in need of major repair, plagued as it is by pesky plumbing and crumbling floors.”