Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #77

City Center

Architect: Harry P. Knowles
Style: Moorish
Use: Theatre
Opened: 1922
Borough: Manhattan

Once a Shriners’ temple, this decadent tiled confection is a performing arts center that hosts the annual Christmas season tradition of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations and the widely beloved Encores! concert series of Broadway musicals. The Manhattan Theatre Club also made its home here before the reopening of what is now the Friedman Theatre on 47th Street.


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