NE Harbor Library Online Talk
August 5 @ 5:30 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m., Adam Ganser will give a Zoom talk sponsored by the Northeast Harbor Library called “The History of the High Line.” New York City has a history of developing unique and celebrated parks and open spaces. That tradition, starting from Frederick Law Olmstead’s Central Park and Prospect Park, has continued to include the High Line, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and James Corner Field Operations.
The High Line remains a touchstone for park vision worldwide. Yet it exists in tension as both a celebrated design project that was created through community activism, as well as a development project with economic goals for the city.
This discussion will look at the current role of NYC’s parks during the pandemic, trace the history of the preservation and development of the High Line, and look to the future of parks and open space in New York City as we emerge into a long economic recovery.
Adam Ganser has spent much of his career advocating for, designing and developing creative urban scale public realm ideas that emphasize economic, environmental and social impacts. Adam is currently the executive director at New Yorkers for Parks, a century-old organization that advocates for the future vision of New York City’s parks and open space networks.
This talk is free and open to the public. Call 276-3333 or email rsvpnehlibrary.org to register.