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 the August 12th New York Times Article