New Lincoln Center Fountain Has Preservationists Irked

The iconic Philip Johnson-designed fountain in front of New York's Lincoln Center is getting a makeover. The new fountain has some preservationists peeved.
August 27, 2009, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"'New York is probably extremely nervous about the fountain,' said Peter Kopik, an executive designer at the Los Angeles-based firm WET, which has also designed less flashy projects worldwide, like the terraced fountains at Columbus Circle. 'They may be expecting something gimmicky.' But everyone involved in the project, he added, is aware of the need to proceed with caution."

The $1.2 billion redevelopment of Lincoln Center is nearly complete and the final touches are being put on the new fountain.

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Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 in The New York Times
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