$10 Million Gift for High Line Project – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The media mogul Barry Diller and the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg have made a $10 million challenge grant to the High Line, the former elevated railway along the Hudson River that is being converted into a landscaped walkway. “I fell in love with the project, with the place,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in a telephone interview. “It’s a beautiful green ribbon that will travel from Gansevoort to the Javits Center.”…..”

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Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports

“A partnership between Minneapolis-based Architectural Alliance and Seattle-based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects was picked last week to design the second phase of the University of Minnesota’s new $292 million Biomedical Discovery District.”

SOURCE: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal – Architectural Alliance, Damon Farber get U of M projects

Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design – Live Design

Live Design reports

“May 27, 2009, the legislation has been drafted without any input from lighting designers, and restricts the practice of lighting design to members of other professions and trades, such as architects, engineers and electricians. There are no provisions in the legislation for establishing a licensing standard for lighting designers.”
SOURCE: Live Design – Texas Legislation Impacts Lighting Design

In several Sections in the Bill HB 2649 it states that only a licensed as an engineer or registered as an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer can provide lighting design services.

This greatly affects a large number of architectural lighting designers and suppliers who offer design services as  apart of their business.

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New downtown park to be oasis in the sky – San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner reports

“City Park is planned as a rooftop highlight of the rebuilt Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets, scheduled to open in 2014.

The 5.4-acre park’s whimsical design has been a hit in recent weeks after being shown off at public meetings and forums.

“If you look at the Transbay Neighborhood that’s in redevelopment,
there aren’t any other natural spaces or public parks of significant
size around there,” landscape architect Adam Greenspan said.”

read more at the SOURCE: San Francisco ExaminerNew downtown park to be oasis in the sky

The High Line: New York’s newest park – Times Online

Times Online reports

“New York’s most famous green space is about to become old news. In terms of public parkland, there’s a new kid on the block.

Twenty-two blocks, actually. New York’s latest development, the High Line, stretches 1.45 miles along Manhattan’s West Side, from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, up through Chelsea to 34th Street. But it’s not your average urban park — at its broadest, it is only 60ft wide, and it’s between 18ft and 30ft high…..”

SOURCE: Times Online – The High Line: New York’s newest park 

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