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Revson Fountain – Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is the result of a Robert Moses project announced in 1956. A neighbourhood was razed and erased, the complex built, time passed and recently the plaza was ‘reopened’ following its multi-year, $1.3 billion renovation, which began in 2006. That’s a lot of money. It was only a renovation!

Some of the money went to remaking the Revson Fountain. I’ve heard around $10,000,000, from insiders with whom I used to work as a stagehand at the Met Opera House, when I was a student, then lighting director for the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow) and the Peking Opera (Bejing).

I’ve loved being part of the history of Lincoln Center, and I am thrilled to see it restored and crowded with concert goers and tourists.

The fountain is spectacular – a must-see! Show times are listed to the right.

The patterned pavement of the plaza was designed by Philip Johnson, who was inspired by the Campodiglio in Rome. The renovated fountain closely resembles its former incarnation and actually, I think it looks finer and more delicate, because the ‘collar’ surrounding the pool was changed to become a floating seating ring. What’s beneath the seating ring?

Nine other things to know about the Revson Fountain.

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Address

Lincoln Center Theater, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

Opening Times

12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 19:35, 19:40, 19:45 & 19:50 daily (weather permitting)

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)