Top left, the High Line before (Courtesy of the NYC) (Rendering courtesy: Field Operations/Dillier Scofidio & Renfo, The City of New York
David Fields, head of the Transporation Committee (Metro APA) and NYC Section has organized a tour of the High Line for Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9AM.
This would be a chance to update the vision with the plan and its current stage of development.
Comments, drawings, pictures, stories, and site plans are welcome on the following:
The High Line competition process and parallel development of its special district to manage the transfer of development rights is one of the more compelling engagements of urban landscape, community, and artist to start and then came the MTA RFP….
We know the following never happened, but we need a 5 Ws update…. Help…
Tishman Speyer is unlikely to proceed with a mixed-use development even though there is a net present value of approximately $1 billion. This culminates a process that began in July 2007 with two RFPs. Both were for the sale of and/or long term leasing of air space and related real property interests leading to the development of the Eastern Rail Yard (ERY) and Western Rail Yard (WRY) sections of the Long Island Rail Road. October 11, 2007, the MTA received proposals from five qualified real estate development firms for both yards. The Tishman Speyer proposal was recommended to the MTA Board. The primary objective is to produce revenue for MTA’s capital plan. The terms of the deal will be a 99-year ground lease, severable, with options to purchase severed fee parcels. The net present value of the proposal is $1.004 billion. The proposal has the following elements:The Western Rail Yard (WRY): Located at the heart of the Far West Side, the 13-acre the WRY is bordered by West 30th and 33rd streets, between 11th and 12th avenues. The Eastern Rail Yard (ERY) is 13-acres and sits between 10th and 11th avenues from West 30th to 33rd streets.