New York City Center
Professional Circle Tour of the newly restored New York City Center
131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues
Wednesday, January 18
Professional Circle members had an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour of the newly restored New York City Center led by Duncan Hazard, partner at Ennead Architects.
City Center, with its unique neo-Moorish facade, was built in 1923 as a meeting hall for the members of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
In 2010, City Center initiated a comprehensive renovation project to dramatically enhance audience and artist experiences while bringing back the beauty and charm of the organization’s landmarked theater. The modernization and restoration marks the building’s first major renovation since its construction in the early 1920s. A grand re-opening in October began a new era for the building and for New York City Center.