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Diller Scofidio + Renfro [videorecording]: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line ; Produced by Edgar Howard ; Directed by Muffie Dunn & Tom Piper

Muffie Dunn; Tom Piper; Checkerboard Foundation
Video; DVD
Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city's Wesst Side into a sophisticated 1.5 elevated urban park. From early 2003 to 2010, DS + R redesigned Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a free-standing, grass-covered pavilion that houses a destination restaurant (the Lincoln) and a public lawn, and inventively modified the public spaces connecting the complex's existing buildings. As architecture critic Martin Filler states in the film, "Both the High Line and Lincoln Center have had a really euphoric effect on life in New York. So it's populism of a very high order" ... Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro's intelligent commentary is complemented by remarkable cinematography and engaging interviews with New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler offer insights into the firm's history, their important works, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces-- Container.
Muffie Dunn; Tom Piper
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54 min.
  • Documentary.
  • Originally produced in 2012.
Variant Title
Diller Scofidio and Renfro
Diller Scofidio plus Renfro
Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
Explorations in 21st century American architecture
Architecture advisor, Suzanne Stephens.
New York, NY : Checkerboard Foundation, c2012.
1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R, NTSC; 16 x 9 widescreen aspect ratio.
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