Reimagining the Lincoln Center and the Highline
The Asheville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a screening of Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line. As Asheville face the challenges of growth, development and public/private partnerships, this film offers a glimpse into the process New York City .
With the almost simultaneous completion of two large-scale projects in New York City the renovation of the High Line and revitalization and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Diller Scofidio + Renfro has galvanized the public's attention. Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the citys West Side (from Gansevoort to 30th streets) into a sophisticated 1.5 mile elevated urban park.
In this 54-minute documentary, intelligent commentary from the architects is complemented by remarkable cinematography and interviews with New York City planning commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler, offer insights into the firms history, previous completed projects, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces.
For more than 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA works to promote the value of the architectural profession and to advance the living standards of people through an improved built environment. AIA Asheville seeks to build affiliations with other community-based organizations and local or regional boards and commissions in order to address issues of concern for the region such as historic preservation, smart growth, sustainability, green building, affordable housing, and more.
Fine Arts Theatre Asheville NC (View)
36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
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