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November 03, 2003
NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED ARTICLE
URGES HIGH LINE REUSE AS PUBLIC OPEN SPACE
Sunday, November 2, 2003, the New York Times ran a major
op-ed article by Kenneth T. Jackson strongly urging New Yorkers
and elected officials to convert the High Line to an elevated
public open space.
To read the
op-ed article, click
article was remarkable both for the elegance of Jackson's
essay and the beauty of accompanying photographs by Abelardo
Morell. The photos and text together occupied the majority
of the op-ed page, which is one of the most influential opinion
pages in any American newspaper.
still need your help. The preservation and reuse of the High
Line is not yet a done deal, as Jackson noted in his
essay. Friends of the High Line needs to secure an endorsement
from the State of New York, a federal approval, and
millions of dollars for rehabilitation and construction.
That's why press support like this op-ed article is so important—and
why your support is so important.
"The High Line can be another story of redemption in
New York," writes Jackson, comparing the conversion
of the High Line to the renovation of the Tweed Courthouse.
Please help us make Jackson's words come true—by making an
Friends of the High Line, or by signing up to volunteer.
professor of history at Columbia University, president of
the New-York Historical Society, and editor
of The Encyclopedia of New York City. Abelardo Morell's
photographs have been exhibited and collected by major museums
the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney
Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
the Art Institute of Chicago. He is professor of art at Massachusetts
College of Art and author of A Book of Books.
Only one of
Morell's photographs is included in the online version of
the New York Times op-ed article. FHL hopes to
post more of Morell's photos of the High Line in the near
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TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
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
the DONATE button above and fill in the secure form
to donate online by check or credit card (American
Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa). Friends of the
High Line uses PayPal,
which lets any individual or business with an e-mail address
securely send donations online.
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