Under Title 1 of the Housing Act of 1949, the City of New York displaced the residents of the San Juan Hill neighborhood in order to build Lincoln Square. After the people were relocated and before the buildings were demolished, a production crew filmed the exterior scenes of the motion picture adaptation of West Side Story. On the same streets, Lincoln Center began construction of Philharmonic Hall. President Eisenhower was present at the ground ceremony. This is a story of urban development, architecture, classical music, and class conflict.