David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

The David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is one of 503 Privately Owned Public Spaces(POPS) that acts as a gateway to the cultural center, serving both Lincoln Center patrons and its surrounding community. Stretching along West 62nd Street from Broadway to Columbus Avenues, the atrium is the first building on the campus to achieve LEED® Gold certification.

Opened in December 2009, the Atrium is a warm and vibrant visitors' center providing information on the community and Lincoln Center events, as well as, a box office for the purchase of discount tickets. Amenities include Chef Tom Colicchio's 'wichcraft, a gourmet sandwich shop; restrooms; and free wi-fi access. Sixteen "oculi"-openings to the sky that let in natural light-flood the space with light, contributing to an open, welcoming atmosphere. Other features include two vertical plant walls; a floor-to-ceiling fountain; a media wall with performance information, which also serves as a canvas for video presentations; an art installation by Dutch textile artisan Claudy Jongstra; along with granite benches and floors.

Serving as Construction Manager, RCDolner spearheaded the renovation, which includes new glass entrance facades on the three faces of the building and canopies on both Broadway & Columbus Avenues. The construction work also entailed - a new structural floor system to create a level floor elevation between Broadway & Columbus, theatrical lighting, wool and silk fabric wall panels, a new fire alarm system and stone from Portugal and China.

Project Name: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Project Location: New York, New York
Owner: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Project Type: Institutional, Renovation
RCDolner Role: Construction Manager
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsein Architects