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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
July 26, 2004

IN THIS ISSUE
4 Teams 4 Visions: At Center for Architecture Through August 14
Now Online: 4 Finalist Master Plan Approaches
Recent Press: Coverage of Four Finalists
Tuesday July 27: West Side Open Space Breakfast Panel
Thanks to Benefit and Exhibition Supporters


4 TEAMS 4 VISIONS: AT CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE THROUGH AUGUST 14
Four design visions for the High Line, each created by a different team of world-renowned architects, landscape architects, engineers, artists, and other professionals, are now on view at the Center for Architecture until August 14. Admission is free. View 4 Teams 4 Visions invitation with team listings

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and Third Streets)
Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm
Saturday, 11am - 5pm
www.aiany.org

One of the four teams will be selected later this summer to create a master plan for the High Line's transformation into public open space. The exhibition comes near the end of a team selection process that began in March, 2004, jointly run by Friends of the High Line and the City of New York. It's important to note that FHL and the City will be selecting a design team, not a final plan. The visions on display show the proposed design approaches of each team, but the master plan itself will be developed by the selected team starting this fall, with many opportunities for the public to play an active role. Updates about the design process and invitations to planning sessions will be distributed via this e-mail newsletter.



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NOW ONLINE: 4 FINALIST MASTER PLAN APPROACHES
The design visions of the four finalist teams seeking to create the High Line master plan can now be viewed online. Special thanks go to Robert Greenhood, of Greenhood & Company, for the technical expertise and services that have brought these amazing visions to the widest possible audience.

View 4 Teams 4 Visions Master Plan Approaches



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RECENT PRESS: COVERAGE OF FOUR FINALISTS
The four finalists and their design approaches to the High Line master plan, as well as the July 14 summer benefit, received major media attention in recent weeks, including articles in the New York Times, the New York Post, Newsday, the New Yorker, Time Out New York, the New York Sun, and many other publications. The visions were also featured on WABC TV, WNBC TV, Fox 5 News, NY1, and WNYC's Leonard Lopate show.

View New York Times July 11 Arts & Leisure article
View NY Post July 15 article
View Newsday July 16 article
View NY Sun July 15 article

Special thanks go to RF/Binder Partners for media outreach for 4 Teams 4 Visions and the larger High Line project; and to Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Martha Carrozza, Beth Amorosi, and Sara Bliss for helping to publicize the July 14 summer benefit.


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TUESDAY JULY 27: WEST SIDE OPEN SPACE BREAKFAST PANEL
You are invited to attend a breakfast and panel discussion on Tuesday, July 27, at the Center for Architecture, about new and existing parks and open spaces and their relationship to plans for redevelopment on the far West Side and the proposed New York Sports and Convention Center. Panelists include FHL's Robert Hammond; Dan Biederman, Bryant Park Restoration Corporation; Kent Barwick, Hon AIA NYC, Municipal Art Society; and Al Butzel, Friends of Hudson River Park.

When: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Breakfast: 8:00am
Program: 8:30am

Where: Center for Architecture Lecture Hall
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker & West 3rd Streets)

RSVP: rsvp@aiany.org or (212) 358-6111.



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THANKS TO BENEFIT AND EXHIBITION SUPPORTERS
The High Line project has enjoyed an exciting and productive month. Our July 14 summer benefit drew sold-out crowds to cocktails at Diane von Furstenberg Studio and dinner at Phillips de Pury & Company. Then, on July 15, a standing-room-only crowd filled the Center for Architecture for the opening night panel discussion for 4 Teams 4 Visions, moderated by Kurt Andersen. It was the biggest turnout that the Center for Architecture has ever experienced at a programmed event.

Hundreds of generous individuals, organizations, and businesses made this month such a spectacular one.

Special thanks for the July 14 benefit go to IAC/InterActiveCorp, title sponsor; Con Edison, for lighting the High Line; Diane Von Furstenberg Studio and Phillips de Pury & Company for their event spaces; Van Wyck and Van Wyck, for making the event so beautiful; and all the generous benefit guests for supporting this historic effort to create a great new public open space on Manhattan's West Side.

Thanks for the 4 Teams 4 Visions exhibition and panel discussion at the Center for Architecture go first and foremost to the four finalist teams who've spent many months defining their design approaches to the High Line. Only one team will be selected, but the creative visions of all the teams have greatly expanded our understanding of the High Line and what is needed to make it one of the world's most beautiful and intriguing public open spaces.

Special thanks for the exhibition and panel discussion also go to AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture, for hosting the exhibition; the American Express Company, exhibition sponsor; and panel moderator Kurt Andersen.


 


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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
Though the future of the High Line looks much brighter now that the City of New York stands firmly behind efforts to create a great new public space on the structure, we still face many legal and financial challenges. By making an online donation, you will become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to every major Friends of the High Line public event.


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