Lincoln Center

This 16-acre complex serves as home to the N.Y. Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, the Chamber Music Society, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, the Film Society, and the School of American Ballet. It consists of five major theater and concert buildings, a library, a band shell and two outdoor plazas.

Interesting Facts:

  • The land upon which the Lincoln Center was built used to be a run-down neighborhood that was used as the set for the film “West Side Story.”
  • The stage in the Metropolitan Opera House is the size of a football field.
  • There was much controversy surrounding the construction of the Lincoln Center, due to the fact that 118 buildings were demolished and 1600 residents were forced to relocate to make room for the new center.

Links:

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.