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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
August 12, 2004

IN THIS ISSUE
Major New York Times Article about the High Line
Center for Architecture Exhibition Extended to September 2
FHL Launches New Web Site
Paris Elevated Rail Park Featured in Movie "Before Sunset"


MAJOR NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT THE HIGH LINE
Today Nicolai Ouroussoff, the new architecture critic at the New York Times, made his Times debut with an article about the High Line and the design team selection process. FHL is honored that Mr. Ouroussoff chose to make the High Line the subject of his first column in the Times. We thank him and the Times for the continued attention they've brought to the High Line project.

In his article, Ouroussoff reports that FHL and the City have made a preliminary selection of a team to design the High Line master plan. Indeed FHL and its partners at the City have made a preliminary selection, but further discussions and negotiations must take place before the final selection can be formally announced. We expect that the official announcement will be made in mid-September.

FHL and the City also stress that a team is being selected at this point in the process—not a final design. The proposals of each of the four finalist teams illustrated their proposed approaches to the High Line, but the master plan itself will be developed in close consultation with the surrounding community and the public at large throughout fall and winter 2004-5. The first public design meetings will be announced at the same time that the official team selection is announced, in mid-September. All updates about the design process as it moves forward will be distributed via this e-mail newsletter.

Read August 12 New York Times Article



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CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 2
4 Teams 4 Visions, the exhibition of the four finalist teams and their design approaches to the High Line master plan, has been extended. It will now close on Thursday, September 2 (instead of August 14, as originally scheduled). FHL extends its gratitude to the Center for Architecture for providing a home for this important exhibition.

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
New York, NY 10012
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm; Sat, 11am-5pm
www.aiany.org



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FHL LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE
FHL is pleased to announce the launch of its new, completely redesigned Web site, created by Robert Greenhood, of Greenhood & Company, with support from FHL's administrative assistant Scott Dubois. It's a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the High Line, containing detailed history of the High Line and FHL, compilations of design ideas from FHL's 2003 ideas competition, compilations of visual material from the 2004 design team selection process, archives of recent press, archives of past FHL E-Mail Newsletters, photographs, and many other materials.

View the redesigned www.thehighline.org.



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PARIS ELEVATED RAIL PARK FEATURED IN MOVIE "BEFORE SUNSET"
FHL supporters who've never seen the Promenade Plantée—the elevated rail structure in Paris that was converted to a park during the 1990s—should make a point of going to "Before Sunset", starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, now in theaters nationwide. A significant portion of "Before Sunset" was shot at the Promenade Plantée. This popular Parisian park is a vivid example of the feasibility and desirability of reusing elevated rail infrastructure as public open space. It shows how access systems can be created; how safe, secure, beautiful public environments can be designed for elevated rail beds; and—most importantly—that parks on elevated rail structures will be well-used by residents and visitors. View more about "Before Sunset". View more about the Promenade Plantée on FHL's Web site. View more about the Promenade Plantée from its Web site.


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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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CONTACT INFORMATION


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