We loved the soaring, glass-enclosed lobby-cum-cafe; the auditorium's terrific acoustics, the firm yet comfy seats and the LED-illuminated wood "skin" inside the hall that imparts a rosy glow.

In short, it made us proud to be New Yorkers. And we were even home in time to see Barbara Walters try to out Hugh Jackman.

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Photos by Richard Termine, courtesy of Lincoln Center