Robert Hammond to Speak on the High Line on Oct. 19

Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line, will be on campus to discuss his new book.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line, will be on campus to discuss his new book, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky. The event is sponsored by the urban affairs program, and will take place at 4 p.m. in Hayden 100.

Hammond was an early proponent to redevelop an abandoned elevated railway and worked to organize the Friends of the High Line, the organization responsible for the majority of funding, maintenance and continuing development of this unique public green space.

A tour of the High Line will follow on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12 p.m., and the tour will meet at the entrance of West 22nd and 10th Avenue. For more information, please contact Cory Blad by e-mail at cory.blad@manhattan.edu or by phone 718-862-3868.