The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook Named on the High Line July 2012
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Mayor Bloomberg dedicates the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook on the High Line © Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com
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Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook © Iwan Baan
 

One of the High Line's most recognizable features was named the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook in honor of the Foundation's long-term leading support of this unique New York City park. Located at the southernmost end of the High Line at Gansevoort Street, the overlook allows visitors to stand suspended over New York City while taking in dramatic vistas of Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Hudson River. The 1.45-mile park has become a prominent destination not only for New Yorkers, but for visitors from around the world, hosting three million people annually.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation has supported Friends of the High Line since 2007. The Foundation was a founding supporter of the project, awarding its first grant of $1,000,000 for the Chelsea Grasslands, and providing subsequent funding over the years for the ongoing maintenance of the Grasslands. In 2011, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awarded its largest grant to Friends of the High Line—a $5,000,000 five-year challenge grant. This substantive support has acted as a significant catalyst for advancing the acquisition of the Rail Yards for the High Line.

The High Line exemplifies the transformational work in urban environments which The Tiffany & Co. Foundation seeks to support. Through its Urban Parks Program, the Foundation focuses on strategic design improvements of urban parks in order to enhance surrounding communities and the environment. The High Line now serves as a model of reclamation and innovative use of public space for major global cities. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is pleased to support its success in advancing urban revitalization in New York City and around the world.