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Rail Yards Talk: Robert Hammond

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Uploaded on Oct 17, 2011

In September and October, 2011, Friends of the High Line presented a series of public talks about the past, present, and future of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.

In this talk, entitled "Completing the vision: Saving the High Line at the Rail Yards," Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond talks about how a crazy idea to transform a derelict elevated railway into public open space became a reality in 10 years, and how advocacy work continues for the final stretch of the historic structure.

Rail Yards Programs are generously supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the New York Community Trust—LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, and, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

To learn more, visit www.thehighline.org.

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