New York-based real estate executive and philanthropist Anthony E. Westreich serves as the chairman and CEO of Monday Properties, focusing on major leasing projects and capital transactions for the real estate investment, management, and development firm. In addition to the State of Israel, Anthony Westreich sponsors various medical and arts institutions, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Situated between 62nd and 66th Streets and Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, west of Broadway, the Lincoln Center complex encompasses Avery Fisher Hall, the Juilliard School, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, and other popular venues. Every year, the Lincoln Center’s constituent entities host thousands of ballet, opera, orchestral music, and theater performances.
In 2009, Lincoln Center celebrated a half-century of great performances. Its 1959 groundbreaking was on the site of Lincoln Square, from which the complex got its name. President Dwight D. Eisenhower presided at the ceremony, which featured a performance of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, performed and conducted by the New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein, respectively.
Philip Johnson and Eero Saarinen are among the architects who designed buildings that now grace Lincoln Center.