The Lincoln Center in New York City is the world’s largest performing arts center. It is a 16.3-acre cultural campus on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that includes twelve cultural institutions, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the Julliard School of Music.
The Lincoln Center marked its completion of its six year $1.2 billion redevelopment in October 2012 with the new West 65th Street pedestrian bridge. The 83-foot heated bridge connects the upper level plaza of the Rose Building to public spaces. It provides an alternative to street-level crossing for visitors, artists, students, and staff members. It was built in honor of Reynold Levy, the center’s chief who recently announced his plans to resign, and is now called the President’s Bridge.
The President’s Bridge was designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the lead architects of the redevelopment, who specified a SlipNOT® stainless steel walking surface. Alongside Diller Scofidio & Renfro were the construction managers at Turner Construction Company and the metal fabricators at Champion Metal & Glass.