Metropolitan Opera October 26 2014
Originally built to replace former Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th street, this building was designed by Wallace K. Harrison, a 16-acre complex built under the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III. The appearance of the centerpiece of the Lincoln Center is a study in romantic Modernist architecture, the boxlike nature of the building relieved by the front facade, with its arches and symmetrically glazed panels creating a spectacle suited to the grandeur of the performance within.
The crystal sunburst chandeliers were donated by the Austrian Government.
President Clinton and Luciano Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera
Kanye West and Amber Rose visited the Opera in 2009