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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
August 16, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE
Construction Update: Removals Complete on Section One
September 16 Block Party CANCELED
August 23: Dinner, Drinks and Design Presentation on Pier 63


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: REMOVALS COMPLETE ON SECTION ONE
Since our April 10 Groundbreaking ceremony, the City's team of contractors has made major advances on the High Line. The first phase of construction, removal of debris and nonstructural concrete, has been completed for Section 1, from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. This phase included removal and storage of all the original rail tracks, which were tagged and mapped so that some can be integrated into the design of the new High Line landscape.

The contract for the next phase of construction has been awarded, through a public bidding process, and work is set to begin in September. The scope of work for this phase will include lead paint abatement, repainting of the structure, concrete and steel repair, and the installation of drainage systems and pigeon deterrents on the underside of the High Line. During the lead paint abatement process, the construction team will use a mobile containment structure to protect surrounding areas while sandblasting.

This phase of construction is expected to continue into summer 2007, after which the next phase, construction of access points and the public landscape atop the structure, will begin. The first section of the High Line is scheduled to open in 2008.



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SEPTEMBER 16 BLOCK PARTY CANCELED
Please note the September 16 Family Block Party has been canceled. We apologize to everyone who was planning on attending. Please keep reading our E-mail Newsletter for information on upcoming fall programming events.


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AUGUST 23: DINNER, DRINKS AND DESIGN PRESENTATION ON
PIER 63

Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 PM
Dinner and drinks at Pier 63 Maritime, followed by presentations of the High Line design and a future section of Hudson River Park at 8:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with Friends of Hudson River Park. West 23rd Street and the Hudson River. Food and beverages available for sale on the Pier.
RSVP



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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
The High Line project has won many major victories in recent months, thanks to the support of our donors. But the most important part of our work—building the High Line—is just beginning. By making an online donation, you help us work with our public partners, our design team, and the High Line community to create one of the most exciting public open spaces in New York City. You'll also become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to major Friends of the High Line events.


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CONTACT INFORMATION


430 West 14th Street, Suite 304
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-9922
(212) 206-9118 fax
info@thehighline.org
http://www.thehighline.org






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