In the heart of Lincoln Center, the city’s performing arts complex, a station some hundred years old was hard pressed by its rapidly growing community. LHPA’s renovation and modernization brought a new level of service, accessibility, art and identity. A complete rehabilitation included designing new entrance/control areas, introducing elevators; upgrading lighting, power and communications systems; and restoring historic terra cotta wall surfaces.

With the vibrant platform-long mosaic mural designed in collaboration with Arts for Transit artist Nancy Spero, the station presents an outstanding visual experience. It also serves passengers with greatly improved practical experience whether they access the station on foot, by elevator or by train.

The main entrance/exit was relocated to the northbound side; glass elevators were added on the Julliard Plaza and in the small park area on Broadway. In addition to giving disabled riders as well as the general public easy access to the station, these elevators allow natural light to illuminate the expanded control area.



  • Award of Merit: Renovation Project, New York Construction News


  • Architectural Record