Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line Jessica Harris talks to Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line about how he overcame fierce opposition to transform a train line destined for demolition into public space. Harris also speaks with Alex Counts, Founder, Grameen Foundation.
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Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line

Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line

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Robert Hammond and his Co-Founder Joshua David started Friends of the High Line after attending a community board meeting to protest the High Line's demolition in 1999. They pioneered the transformation of an abandoned elevated train line into a public space about 1.5 miles long on Manhattan's west side in New York City.