A Renewal at Audubon Terrace, Etched in Glass
By David W. Dunlap
David W. Dunlap/The New York Times The new Glass Link at Audubon Terrace joins the former home of the American Numismatic Society, left, with the headquarters of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. See a Slide Show
For three decades, the news from Audubon Terrace — Upper Manhattan’s lovely but bedraggled cultural acropolis — has usually been disheartening. The story was of departure, decay and contraction.
This week, the story is of recommitment, renewal and expansion; rendered visible (but not too visible) in a serene new 12-by-12-by-16-foot glass structure linking the headquarters of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, at 633 West 155th Street, to the former home of the American Numismatic Society, just a few steps to the east.