Group Tour: Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 and The Claire Tow Theater


Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski

Group Tour
Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 and The Claire Tow Theater
Hugh Hardy and Ariel Fausto
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center


League members are invited to a tour of Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 and The Claire Tow Theater, the newest stage at Lincoln Center, with its architects, Hugh Hardy and Ariel Fausto of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.  The new rectangular volume ingeniously draws upon the structural design of Saarinen’s Vivian Beaumont Building, on which it lightly sits. LCT3 provides a new venue for Lincoln Center Theater and its LCT3 program, which presents work by new playwrights, new directors, and new designers.   Paul Goldberger has written about the theater that “[i]t is exactly right: simple, comfortable, and understated. Everything else about Hardy’s expansion lets you think about the building and Lincoln Center, and feel connected to the city around you. And then, when you enter the Claire Tow Theater, all of that recedes and, appropriately, there is no sense of architecture at all: the architecture steps aside for the play.”  Goldberger also notes that “There is also a spectacular outdoor wood deck that, when it gets discovered, is going to be the best outdoor party space in town.”

Hugh Hardy is the founding partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.  His work across a range of cultural and civic projects includes many performing arts spaces, among them the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the restoration of Radio City Music Hall, multiple projects for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the restorations of the New Victory and the New Amsterdam theaters.  Ariel Fausto is a partner and design leader at H3.  Fausto’s current and recent projects include Wright State University’s Schuster Concert Hall in Dayton; a master plan for a new Center for the Arts in Harford County, Maryland; the renovation of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC; the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi; and the Dahesh Museum in Manhattan.

Members only and free. Members may reserve by e-mailing Additional information on where to meet for the tour will be sent with reservation confirmations.