Posted on February 22, 2008 by Michelle Sharkey
This save-the-date for the Storefront For Art and Architecture‘s 25th Anniversary Benefit recently made its way into our office. The event, honoring architect (and Storefront founder) Kyong Park, and artist Shirin Neshat, will be held this April in the Diane von Furstenberg Studio, a brand-new space tucked inside a landmarked meatpacking building just steps away from the High Line.
One of the more striking features of the Work Architecture Company-designed DVF Studio is a diamond-shaped skylight/conference room called the Jewel. Natural light filters into the building through the glass-ensconced and crystal-studded “stairdelier,” a chandelier/staircase that may give the spiraling Apple store staircase (down the block) a run for its money as the neighborhood’s most visually striking way to travel between floors.
The benefit is coming up April 29th. Check out Storefront’s web site for more information.
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Posted on February 22, 2008 by Katie Lorah
Section 1 is very busy right now as the team prepares for a delivery of soil in a few weeks. I went up this morning to take stock of all the action happening on the Line right now. Here are some highlights. Click all photos to enlarge.
Tracks are being re-installed in their original locations, after being marked and stored on the Line during earlier phases of construction. Track installation is almost complete up to Little West 12th Street. Later, the areas underneath the tracks will be filled with soil, and plantings will grow up around them.
Tons more fun after the jump.
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Posted on February 22, 2008 by Danya Sherman
The New York Chapter of the American Society for Landscape Architects is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Applications are due February 29th and should include a one-page cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1899, American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects representing more than 14,200 members. The NY ASLA have long been friends of the High Line, and honored our co-founders last year at their President’s Awards Dinner.
Read the full job description here.
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