Case Studies : The Lincoln Centre : New York City : July 31, 2011

It’s not easy to get into the buildings of the Lincoln Centre. We were booked into a tour that cost us $15, showed us pretty much nothing and we weren’t allowed to take photos – not because it was disallowed but because the tour guide didn’t want to be held up on his sprint from start to finish! Very disappointing. The Lincoln Centre is one of New York’s best known cultural spaces and while Diller and Scofidio have done something of a job in making the centre more coherent – it is still a bit of a mess really. The mixture of old and new is not endearing, but confusing. Sometimes American Security astounds me – why are you bothering to protect something so uninteresting!

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The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. Beautiful and Simple. Text book signage.
The Lincoln Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium - meeting place for tours.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. CC not feeling very well...perfect timing.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. Interesting wall art.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. Interesting wall art.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. Interesting wall art.
The Lincoln Centre. David Rubenstein Atrium. Green wall art.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Clear on clear. Nice detail.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Clear on clear. Nice detail.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Seating Chart.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. 3d decals!
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Advertising Boards.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Advertising Boards.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Advertising Boards.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre. Advertising Boards.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital Signage.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. The Juliard School.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital signage detail - somewhat different from the average digital sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital signage detail - somewhat different from the average digital sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital signage detail - somewhat different from the average digital sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital signage detail - somewhat different from the average digital sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Digital signage detail - somewhat different from the average digital sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Film Society Centre.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Wall Collage.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Wall collage.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. I love this theatre sign...shame it is so hidden.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. I love this theatre sign...shame it is so hidden.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. I love this theatre sign...shame it is so hidden.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. I love this theatre sign...shame it is so hidden.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Clear acrylic on marble.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Clear acrylic on marble.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Great Box Office Sign.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Nice use of Neon.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Nice use of Neon.
The Lincoln Centre. Mitzi E Newhouse Theater & Vivian Beaumont Theater. Nice use of Neon.
The Lincoln Centre. Wow. Really?
The Lincoln Centre. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Lincoln Centre. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Lincoln Centre. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Lincoln Centre. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Lincoln Centre. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The Lincoln Centre. Paving Detail.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. I kinda like how retro these are.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. I kinda like how retro these are.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. The chandalier is worth millions - and they can't get better decals!!!
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. The chandalier is worth millions - and they can't get better decals!!!
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. Really - these are the decals. A lesson in what NOT to do!
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre. Really - these are the decals. A lesson in what NOT to do!
The Lincoln Centre. Avery Fisher Hall.
The Lincoln Centre. Metropolitan Opera Theatre.
The Lincoln Centre. New York City Ballet entrance.
The Lincoln Centre. Infographics by Diller and Scofidio.
The Lincoln Centre. Infographics by Diller and Scofidio. CC still not feeling super.