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Architecture Panel at Cooper Union
A standing-room only crowd packed Cooper Union's Great Hall on Monday night to hear leading architects from the five developer teams present their visions for the Rail Yards. Each team made a 20-minute slide presentation focusing on the design of their proposal. Many were careful to mention that the designs were preliminary and that renderings were merely illustrative of design principles.

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A quick visual comparison of the five developer's plans, alongside the MTA's land use guidelines from the RFP. Note the different distribution of open space and building arrangement.
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The MTA is taking public input for the five developer proposals until December 14. After the designated public comment period, a committee made up of representatives from the MTA and the HYDC will make a recommendation to the MTA Board, who will then be responsible for selecting the developer. This is a very short window of time to make your voice heard, and it's crucial that the agency know the public demands accountability in this process.

You can comment directly to the MTA in one of two ways:
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Yesterday's MTA Rail Yards bid release sent the real-estate beat reeling with grand schemes and otherworldly renderings for Manhattan's largest development site.
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This week, construction crews cut away two of the central beams on the High Line structure to make way for an access point at Gansevoort Street.

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The first section of the High Line, New York City's park in the sky, opened in June, 2009.  This elevated, linear park is built on a 1930s former freight rail structure on Manhattan's West Side. It's owned by the City of New York, and operated by the non-profit Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the Department of Parks & Recreation.

Written by Friends of the High Line's full-time staff members, the High Line Blog is our way to keep you updated on the park. Here you'll find park news, construction updates from Section 2, news from our office, press, photos and video, events, and interesting things happening in our community. Like the High Line, it's a work in progress. Check back periodically, and we hope you can visit the High Line and see for yourself!

Visit the official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line: www.thehighline.org.

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