This day in Lincoln Center history...
On May 14, 1959, the official groundbreaking for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts took place. The photo above is from the official ceremony, which included President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a performance by the New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.
(Photo: Bob Serating)
By The Numbers: Renewable Energy at Lincoln Center
In the last number of months, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has worked to become more “green” by buying and using renewable energy for buildings on campus. Between October 2012 and March 2013, Lincoln Center used a collective 9,372,524 kWh of electricity.
The environmental benefit measure of the above is estimated at:
- 10,274,030 carbon dioxide (CO2, in pounds) emissions avoided
According to the EPA, this translates to:
- 11,415,558 equivalent automobile miles not driven, or the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 971 passenger vehicles, or 522,446 gallons of gasoline consumed
- The equivalent CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 698 homes for one year
- The equivalent Carbon sequestered annually by 3,820 acres of U.S. forests.
By the Numbers: Big Apple Circus
- Nearly 150 people
- Around 80 animals
- 105,665 sq ft
- 138 ft diameter circus tent
- 36 recreational vehicles that serve as living quarters
- 1 schoolhouse trailer, with blackboards, study cubicles, and a library
- 5-10 students, taught by New York State accredited teachers
- 100 meals a day served in a cookhouse that seats 20
- 1 amazing show!