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Highline

Renderings of the High Line from Friends of the High Line

For those New Yorkers following the re-development of the High Line on the west side of Manhattan: Friends of the High Line's end-of-the-year grassroots fundraising campaign just got a boost. To help raise funds for the on-going project, Friends of the High Line board member Edward Norton has announced that he will match year-end operating gifts pledged before December 31 dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.

The first section of the High Line (running from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) is currently on budget and projected to open in Spring 2009. It includes the development of a park with access points from the street. The designs for phases 1 and 2 can be glimpsed here:

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