Art: Architecture for the Arts

Not since the 1930s when Rockefeller Center pushed skyward in defiance of the Depression, and the 1940s when top architects from around the world gathered to build the glass-slab United Nations Secretariat, has Manhattan had such a big-scale architectural project with a claim to worldwide attention. The project of the 1950s and 1960s, previewed last week, is the $75 million, eleven-acre development for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan's West 60s. With about half the money pledged and most legal roadblocks cleared. Lincoln Center President John D. Rockefeller III took the wraps off plans for a whole complex...

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