Lighting designer Hervé Descottes, founder of the NYC-based firm, L'Observatoire International, will discuss the lighting scheme for the High Line project in New York City, at a special event organized by the Friends of the High Line. This free event will be held on Monday, November 20, 6:30pm at the Cedar Lake Theater, 547 West 26th Street, in Manhattan.

The Friends of the High Line initiative believes that the historic, long- abandoned High Line rail structure offers New Yorkers the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind recreational and cultural amenity: a grand, public promenade that can be enjoyed by all residents and visitors in New York City.

Constructed from 1929-1934, this 1.45 train track spans 22 blocks, from 34th Street to Gansevoort Streetand covers 6.7 acres of space atop elevated rail deck, 30-60 feet wide and 18-30 feet high. It was originally built to support two fully loaded freight trains.

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