The High Line project has enjoyed an exciting and productive month. Our July 14 summer benefit drew sold-out crowds to cocktails at Diane von Furstenberg Studio and dinner at Phillips de Pury & Company. Then, on July 15, a standing-room-only crowd filled the Center for Architecture for the opening night panel discussion for 4 Teams 4 Visions, moderated by Kurt Andersen. It was the biggest turnout that the Center for Architecture has ever experienced at a programmed event.
Hundreds of generous individuals, organizations, and businesses made this month such a spectacular one.
Special thanks for the July 14 benefit go to IAC/InterActiveCorp, title sponsor; Con Edison, for lighting the High Line; Diane Von Furstenberg Studio and Phillips de Pury & Company for their event spaces; Van Wyck and Van Wyck, for making the event so beautiful; and all the generous benefit guests for supporting this historic effort to create a great new public open space on Manhattan's West Side.
Thanks for the 4 Teams 4 Visions exhibition and panel discussion at the Center for Architecture go first and foremost to the four finalist teams who've spent many months defining their design approaches to the High Line. Only one team will be selected, but the creative visions of all the teams have greatly expanded our understanding of the High Line and what is needed to make it one of the world's most beautiful and intriguing public open spaces.
Special thanks for the exhibition and panel discussion also go to AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture, for hosting the exhibition; the American Express Company, exhibition sponsor; and panel moderator Kurt Andersen.