Tiffany & Co. Foundation announce $5,000,000 Challenge grant to Friends of the High Line

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is proud to announce a $5,000,000 challenge grant to Friends of the High Line, to support the preservation of, and public access to, the rail yards section of the High Line, the third and final section of the acclaimed New York City park. The challenge grant to Friends of the High Line was-announced in June 2011 at the official ope ning of Section 2 of the High Line. The first section of this innovative and transformational urban space opened in 2009.
In 2010, the High Line’s first full year of operations, over two million users visited the park. To date, the High-Line has welcomed over four million visitors, and has quickly become an iconic park for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.
With its Rail Yards Challenge, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is helping Friends of the-High Line preserve the entire historic High Line for public use, so that visitors can walk through this one-of-a-kind public park for 22 blocks, through three Manhattan neighborhoods. Sections 1 and 2 of the High Line, between Gansevoort Street and 30th Street, have already captivated milli ons of visitors. When the final third of the High Line at the rail ya rds ultimately opens to the public, it will be a testament to the visionary-leadership of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and its dedication to creating and maintaining beautiful parks and green-spaces for generations to come. - Joshua David, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line
Friends of the High Line’s vision is for a complete High Line, open to the public from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street. The Rail Yards (Section 3) starts at West 30th Street and wraps-around the rail yards at 12th Avenue descending to ground level at West 34th. Friends of the High Line is working to preserve the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards and transform it into an extraordinary-and inspiring public space.
The Foundation has been a leading funder of Friends of the High Line since 2007, supporting its initial campaign and providing-ongoing support for maintenance and operations, to ensure the long-term sustainability of the High Line. This grant exemplifies the Foundation’s work in supporting organizations that transform urban environments and create new green spaces.
The Tiffany &amp ; Co. Foundation is proud to play a major role in preserving the High Line in its entirety for New Yorkers now and in the future. The visionary-work of Friends of the High Line demonstrates the power of creativity, innovative design and collaboration for the enrichment of one of the world’s great cities. - Anisa Kamadoli Costa, President, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

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