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Jazz and MCNY Renovations
by GP Admin

In the fall and winter of 2015, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Museum of the City of New York were working overtime to execute their remarkable renovations and, once you see the spaces for yourself, you'll know that the tremendous amount of work was certainly worth it!

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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As part of a multimillion-dollar redesign, Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its exciting public gathering space, the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium, in recognition of their philanthropic and visionary contributions. The new Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium is a striking and elegant public space set against a backdrop of sweeping views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The Atrium features state of the art technological amenities including exceptional acoustics for public presentations and community events. 

“We are proud to dedicate the redesigned Atrium to Mica and Ahmet Ertegun whose generous lead gift to Jazz at Lincoln Center made this redesign project possible,” said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. “Ahmet was one of our founding board members, and Mica has carried on in his spirit.”

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium embodies these new and unique features with attributes such as a 26 ft. video wall with exceptional acoustical properties for high quality presentations and a raised stage along the windows facing Central Park that will feature jazz ensembles. 

©Craig Barritt Getty Images for Jazz at Lincoln Center 

The redesign of the public spaces in Frederick P. Rose Hall began in 2013. Mica Ertegun, one of the world’s pre-eminent designers, has worked closely with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Frederick P. Rose Hall Executive Committee and Ennead Architects, led by partners Richard Olcott and Molly McGowan. Funding was provided by a lead gift by Mica Ertegun along with long-standing Jazz at Lincoln Center supporters, the Ford Foundation and the City of New York.

Copy ©  Jazz at Lincoln Center Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium press release. 

Museum of the City of New York

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In June of 2015, the Museum of the City of New York celebrated the completion of a transformational 10-year, $97 million reconstruction, the largest expansion and modernization project in its history. With this restoration, the City Museum, which is currently undergoing a renaissance with increased attendance and highly popular premiere exhibitions, builds on its momentum and continues to improve as a cultural destination and an event space. The reconstruction includes a redesigned and relocated Museum Shop and restoration of historic elements of the Museum’s magnificent Colonial Revival building, a restored and updated lobby with enhanced visitor amenities, and physical upgrades that make the Museum a perfect setting for events of all kinds.

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