High Line Founders To Get Jane Jacobs Medal
By KATE TAYLOR; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
Published: July 19, 2010
This year’s Jane Jacobs Medals, awarded since 2007 by the Rockefeller Foundation to individuals whose work “creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City,” will go to Joshua David and Robert Hammond, the founders of Friends of the High Line, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, a founder of the Central Park Conservancy, the Rockefeller Foundation is to announce on Tuesday. Mr. David and Mr. Hammond will each receive $60,000, of which each will donate $20,000 to Friends of the High Line, which maintains the High Line park jointly with the city. Ms. Rogers will receive $80,000 and will donate the full amount to the Foundation for Landscape Studies, an organization she founded in 2006.