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Today's Featured Building: Bel Canto

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The Bel Canto is a 27 story concrete high rise building in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The building offers 79 residences that range from one to three bedrooms, some of which offer rooftop patios or private terraces. Completed in 1985, this structure was developed by the partnership of Lewis Futterman and Steven E. Magid, who together hired John Harding & Associates architects for the design of The Bel Canto.

The Bel Canto is situated in Lincoln Square, which is the name of both the square itself and the surrounding neighborhood. It stands as a highly sought-after neighborhood in the Upper West Side. The area is anchored by the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, which offers 29 different performance venues, both indoor and outdoor, and features many different events, concerts, and performances.

The building has a doorman, concierge, and a central laundry room, but does not offer an on-site parking garage, health club, or common sundeck.[1]


Lincoln Square attracts many people with an appreciation of the arts, calling them to be entertained by their many different performances and at the many different performance venues. Some of the performing arts centers at Lincoln Square include:

  • Alice Tully Hall is a concert hall that seats 1,095 people and is located within the Juilliard School building. This was the home stage of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Metropolitan Opera House seats 3,900 people; this was the home stage of the Metropolitan Opera
  • David H. Koch Theater, formerly called the New York State Theater, seats 2,713 people. It was constructed to be the home of the New York City Ballet
  • The Walter Reade Theater is a movie theater that seats 268 people
  • Damrosch Park is an outdoor amphitheater with a bowl-style stage known as the Guggenheim Band Shell
  • Juilliard School is a facility housing the Julliard School; the building also incorporates Morse Recital Hall, Paul Recital Hall, the Juilliard Drama Theater and the Peter J. Sharp Theater


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