An exhibition of design approaches to the High Line's conversion to public open space, featuring work by three design teams competing to create the High Line master plan, will be mounted in mid-July 2004. First there will be a one-night preview of the exhibition at Diane von Furstenberg Studio on July 14 as part of FHL's 4th Annual Summer Benefit - buy tickets
. The exhibition will then publicly open at the AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, where it can be viewed free of charge for several weeks. More information about the opening at the Center for Architecture, open hours, and public events associated with the exhibition will be forthcoming in future FHL E-Mail Newsletters.
The three teams exhibiting work will be finalists in a multi-stage design team selection process that began in March and is being jointly conducted by FHL and the City of New York. It is expected that one of the teams exhibiting will be contracted to design a master plan for the Line. Following team selection, the master planning process is expected to begin in September 2004, with regular opportunities for public participation.
It's important to note that the work to be exhibited this summer will not represent final design proposals. FHL and the City of New York are working to select a team, not a specific design. The teams have each been asked to illustrate their project approach, with the understanding that the master plan itself will be developed following team selection, with regular consultation with the City, FHL, and the greater High Line community.