Posted: July 24, 2011 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: Art, Artwork, Colors, Culture, FC3, fc3art, FollowArt, Highline, HL, New York City, NYC, Original, Photo, Pop, Sunset
High above the city streets in NYC the Highline
platform becomes an “Outdoor LivingRoom” for the local neighborhood. I was somewhat surprised and amazed by how popular and successful the new elevated park has become. As soon as the weather breaks the outdoor space becomes crowded with families, lovers, and strangers. This is one of the thousands of photos I took on this warm Spring day earlier this year. Hope you enjoy the view!
Posted: June 29, 2011 Filed under: Architecture, JustArch, Repost | Tags: AR, Architecture, Architecture Record, Beautifulstranger, Design, Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, FXFOWLE, Great, High Line, HL, Modern Arhcitecture, New York, Open Space, Scofidio, Starkitects, Urban
Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE
Written by Linda C. Lentz
Built up on a plinth, and clad in relentless swaths of travertine, Lincoln Center was once considered by many to be a remote acropolis of culture. A half century after it was built, the iconic mid-20th-century performing arts compound is coming down to earth, or at least to the surrounding streets of New York City’s Upper West Side.
The podium and stone remain. But a whimsical glass pavilion — the latest phase in the eight-year redevelopment of the 16-acre campus by collaborating firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) and FXFOWLE — is engaging theatergoers, tourists, and the neighboring community with a first-rate restaurant, state-of-the-art film center, and a rare patch of urban green on its roof.
Indeed, this populist intervention in many ways culminates the team’s efforts to revitalize the complex and its intersecting thoroughfare, West Sixty-Fifth Street, a master plan initiative responsible for the previously completed Alice Tully Hall renovation[RECORD, June 2009], and the Juilliard School extension [RECORD, February 2011]. This is largely due to the comprehensive 40,000-square-foot project’s strategic location on the site, as well as the critical programmatic elements the architects were required to incorporate into it: cultural, public, and private.
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