Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York, USA

Lincoln Center,
Renovation of the Façade

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City is world-renowned for its architectural significance and beautiful natural travertine façades. The original campus was completed in the 1960s using the 6 cm Light Este travertine mined in central Italy. Over time, the weather has led some areas to require extensive maintenance and replacement. In 2020, therefore, the trustees of Lincoln Center sought a more advanced solution for the replacement while maintaining the original aesthetics and feel of the stone. So the GammaStone Natural Air surface was chosen, using the stone from the same quarry as the original pieces 60 years ago.

Architectural Firm

Gene Kaufman Architect PC

The firm was founded in New York City in 1986. For over thirty years, they have specialised in urban development. In particular hotels, multi-family houses, adaptive reuse, new buildings for residential, commercial and institutional use, skyscrapers, modular buildings, student residences, historical restorations, reconversions and schools. In 2011, Gene Kaufman and Gwathmey Siegel joined forces with Gene Kaufman as principal to create Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GSKA) as a subsidiary of GKA. GSKA has an international reputation for architectural excellence confirmed by over 100 design awards, including the highest recognition in the industry: the AIA Firm Award. GKA is one of the leading companies in the hospitality sector in the last ten years, with the design of more than 90 hotels.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - GammaStone

GammaStone Natural Air

To maintain the timeless aesthetics of this historic complex for the city of New York, on the occasion of the renovation, it was decided to use the same original stone. Then the GammaStone Natural Air Este Light Travertine EX panel, was honed and not plastered. A last generation option and splendid millennial charm.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - GammaStone

Max panels size

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - GammaStone



Maximum dimensions

3200 x 1500 mm

126'' x 59''

Total thickness

23 mm


Stone thickness

12 mm


Panel structure

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - GammaStone


Upper West Side Manhattan, New York

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - GammaStone