Design Competiton Update: April 25 Registration Deadline; Trespassing Warning; New Resources on Website; Jurors in the Press

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Design Competiton Update: April 25 Registration Deadline; Trespassing Warning; New Resources on Website; Jurors in the Press

Design Competition Update: April 25 Registration Deadline: Register now (and avoid late fees) for Designing the High Line, FHL's open, international ideas competition. Registration deadline: April 25. Submission deadline: May 23. For registration and competition materials, go to http://www.thehighline.org/competition/

Trespassing Warning: There has recently been an increase in illegal trespassing on the High Line. Many people have been issued tickets and summons — we have even heard reports of arrests. We urge you in the strongest terms not to trespass. FHL does not control access to the Line, which is private property, owned and managed by CSX Corporation. Accessing the Line without CSX permission is illegal. Unfortunately, we cannot offer tours to individuals, student groups, or those entering the design competition. Trespassing on the Line threatens FHL's working relationship with CSX, which in turn may threaten our long-term ability to open the Line to full and complete public access. Help us save the High Line and open it to the public: Don't trespass.

New Materials on Website: A selection of High Line photos has been added to the competition website for reference and use in design competition entries. Also, an inventory of existing plant life on the High Line, compiled by Scott D. Appell, a taxonomist from the Horticultural Society of New York, has been added. Go to the "Resources" section of the competition website at http://www.thehighline.org/competition/

Jurors in the Press: Several of the world-renowned jurors of Designing the High Line have recently enjoyed prominent coverage in the press. Dia Art Foundation curator Lynne Cooke was featured April 6 in the New York Times Magazine article about the new Dia museum in Beacon, NY; go to http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/06/magazine/06DIA.html. Architect Bernard Tschumi's new building for Florida International University was featured in the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section, April 6; go to http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/06/arts/design/06MUSC.html. Landscape architect Julie Bargmann was featured in the May issue of Metropolis.