6. The 2006 demolition of the concrete Milstein Plaza, which had loomed over 65th Street, and its replacement with an elegant clear bridge was the public’s first demonstration of LC’s coming architectural revolution.

Dancers cross the Reynold Levy Bridge to the Juilliard.Dancers cross the Reynold Levy Bridge to the Juilliard School and School of American Ballet

As Robin Pogrebin wrote in the New York Times, “It’s not so much the mounds of debris in Alice Tully Hall’s lobby or the churned-up pavement next to the Juilliard School that seem so startling these days at Lincoln Center. It’s what you will soon see for the first time in decades when you glance up from the middle of West 65th Street: the sky.” Ah, the sky, blocked for so long but now one of Lincoln Center’ finest features.