Lincoln Center, Illumination Lawn, Green Lawn Roof, Second-Phase Renovation of Central and North Plazas, originally uploaded by zokuga.
Love the option of studying at the library and then resting on the new rooftop lawn, part of a Lincoln Center renovation unveiled this past Friday.
The lawn is the Times’ architecture writer’s favorite part of the renovation, though he dismissed the project as a whole as having a “tacked-on feeling” and “a surprising insensitivity to the way bodies flow through space”. Which is funny, because I think that the lawn, though it looks snazzy to the layman, seems to have an overall strange feel and look in the plaza, and I woud’ve guessed it to be nothing but a gimmick to architecture connoisseurs.
A new two-story structure, which will eventually house new facilities for the Film Society and a high-end restaurant, rises from ground level just to the west of the stair; its roof, covered by a vast, tilting lawn, overlooks the plaza. The projectâ€™s most dazzling space, the lawn warps up on two sides, so that climbing it can make you feel as if you were about to float off into the air on a carpet of green.