Architect Brent Stringfellow returns to the for an introductory lecture about the relatively new urban park known as the High Line.
This public park runs from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan, occupying an abandoned three-mile-long elevated rail structure. Phase I opened in 2009 and Phase II opened in 2011. Phase III, which includes the West Side Rail Yards, is still being designed. The High Line has sparked an architectural revival in the neighboring Meatpacking District and Chelsea, with work by some of today's best-known architects, including Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban.
The introductory lecture class meets on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Scarsdale High School at a cost of $30.
Stringfellow will also be leading walking tours of the High Line for which separate registration is required. He will guide registered students through Phase I on Friday, April 27, 2012, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and Phase II on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., at a cost of $25 per tour.
Register for the lecture or either of the tours or for all three at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org.
-Contributed by the Scarsdale Adult School.