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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
February 6, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE
February 28: "Engineering the High Line" at FIT FREE
New York Times Article on High Line Planting Designer Piet Oudolf
Your Questions Answered: Q&A Now Available from Community Input Forum on Section 2 Design
Visionaire Valentines Support Friends of the High Line


FEBRUARY 28: "ENGINEERING THE HIGH LINE" AT FIT FREE


Other Projects by the High Line Structural Engineering team include, top row: Saudi Arabia's Al Faisaliah Tower and the Danish National Opera House, by Buro Happold. Bottom row: New York City's Irish Hunger Memorial and the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, by Robert Silman Associates.

Join Friends of the High Line and the Master's Program in Exhibition Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology for a design talk with High Line structural engineers Joseph F. Tortorella and Andre George of Robert Silman Associates, and Craig Schwitter of Buro Happold. Both teams will spend about one-third of the time discussing the work they have done on the High Line, and the rest of the time on their other high-profile projects.


Engineering the High Line
Thursday, February 28
6:30 PM
FIT's Katie Murphy Auditorium
Seventh Avenue at West 27th Street

RSVP



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NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON HIGH LINE PLANTING DESIGNER PIET OUDOLF

Photo by Herman Wouters for the New York Times

On January 31, The New York Times published a profile of High Line planting designer Piet Oudolf. The article was called "A Landscape in Winter, Dying Heroically." It describes Piet's focus on plants that hold their form throughout the seasons, creating interesting variations even in the winter months.

For Mr. Oudolf, in fact, the real test of a well-composed garden is not how nicely it blooms but how beautifully it decomposes. "It's not about life or death," he said, admiring the dark, twisting lines of the fennel. "It's about looking good."
The landscape Piet Oudolf is working to create on the High Line is inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape that grew on the railbed when the trains stopped running. Piet Oudolf's plantings will feature drought-tolerant species of grasses and shrubs, with a focus on native species.

Read the Article

View the Online Slideshow

And the Friends of the High Line Web site has a presentation by Piet Oudolf, with pictures of his own gardens and other projects. View Piet's Presentation



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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Q&A NOW AVAILABLE FROM COMMUNITY INPUT FORUM ON SECTION 2 DESIGN
A Q&A document is now available from the October 23, 2007, Community Input Forum on Section 2 Design. The input forum, part of Friends of the High Line's ongoing series, was the first opportunity for the community to see the design team's preliminary designs for Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street.)

After a slide show presentation by James Corner, of landscape architecture firm Field Operations, and Ric Scofidio, of architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, members of the audience were encouraged to ask questions.

All questions were also submitted in writing, and have been compiled in this document, with answers by the design team, the Parks Department and Friends of the High Line.

Questions include:

Will dogs be allowed on the High Line?
Will the park be open at night?
Will there be public bathrooms, and where will they be?
How will people get up on the High Line, and where will access points be located?


Download the Q&A (PDF)



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VISIONAIRE VALENTINES SUPPORT FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE


Drew Barrymore photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Visionaire 52.
PRIVATE guest edited by Marc Jacobs.


This Valentines Day, Friends of the High Line is partnering with independent publication Visionaire. Through February 15, 2008, Visionaire offers an exclusive selection of their iconic love-themed titles: PRIVATE, UNCENSORED, ROSES, and LOVE. A portion of sales will go to benefit Friends of the High Line.

This eclectic collection of editions includes contributions by Richard Prince, Cecily Brown, Nan Goldin, Richard Phillips, Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Tracey Emin, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Peter Saville, and many more.

Visionaire is a multi-format publication dedicated to pushing the boundaries of independent publishing. Since its inception in 1991, Visionaire has created over 50 issues with the world’s leading artists, fashion photographers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and cultural icons. Visionaire continues to produce issues and is included in the permanent library collections of leading art institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

For more information, or to purchase Visionaire Valentines, please visit www.visionaireworld.com/highline

For inquiries, contact Visionaire at (646) 452-6028 or e-mail sales@visionaireworld.com.


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BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
With the High Line opening in less than 12 months, your membership will help us ensure the park is safe and maintained at a standard of excellence that is equal to its design.

Join today, Charter Membership will only be available to those who become members before opening.


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