Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXFowle Architects. Alice Tully Hall

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  • The jury particularly appreciated that the design team rethought an existing building and its environs, proving the needlessness of tearing the place down and starting fresh
  • designed to integrate the site with the surrounding cityscape

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"This is a reuse of a building and a transformation of an urban space,"  Jeanne Gang

 :   :  : ::: THE CRITIC
"...artfully sidestepping the tiresome old dichotomy between preservation and the wrecking ball. It’s a subtle knock at those who define good and bad in terms of a period or style rather than through a direct emotional engagement with an individual work. Think something is ugly? Look closer. There may be moments of unexpected beauty inside." 

"(the architects) They manage to be bold and subtle at the same time, making a dull building exciting without warping its identity completely."
"The greatest design failing of Lincoln Center was its separation from the rest of the city, and the redo of Sixty-fifth Street will go a long way toward healing that breach."
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