Washington D.C. Premiere
DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO: RE-IMAGINING LINCOLN CENTER AND THE HIGH LINE
(c) Peter Ash Lee
Directed by: Muffie Dunn and Tom Piper
Venue: National Building Museum
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DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO: RE-IMAGINING LINCOLN CENTER AND THE HIGH LINE (USA, 2012, 54 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere With the completion of two large-scale projects in New York City – the renovation of the High Line and revitalization and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – the award-winning interdisciplinary design firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro has galvanized the public’s attention. Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city’s West Side into a sophisticated 1.5 mile elevated urban park. From early 2003 to 2010, DS+R redesigned Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a pavilion that houses a restaurant (The Lincoln) and a public lawn and inventively modified the public spaces. The architects, who were the first recipients of the MacArthur “Genius” award in the field of architecture, discuss their projects along with interviews with New York City planning commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. The film offers insights into the unique process of re-imagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces. Directed by Muffie Dunn and Tom Piper. Produced by Edgar B. Howard and Checkerboard Films.
Introduced by Elizabeth Wilkie, Public Programs Coordinator, National Building Museum.
Tickets: $10, National Building Museum Members; $12, Non-Members; $10, Students. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. To purchase tickets, please visit www.nbm.org or call 202-272-2448.