A Lincoln Center Plan That’s “Evolutionary”

After years of debate, finally a plan for a Lincoln Center makeover that works. “What we’ve got here is the inverse of the Wow Factor: a new plan for the center’s public spaces so understated as to seem almost uncanny. It looks just like Lincoln Center, only smarter, more self-aware and amazingly confident in its sense of direction. The plan is evolutionary. It tweaks, here and there, the existing architecture of Lincoln Center, but the overall effect is to enhance the original rather than to negate or override it. It’s respectful. This seems to me an invaluable civic lesson at this intemperate moment in our national life.”