Robert Hammond (High Line)

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Robert Hammond (born 1969)[1] is a co-founder and the executive director of Friends of the High Line.[2]


Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Hammond graduated with honors in history from Princeton University. Before working on the High Line, Hammond was a consultant for the Times Square Alliance, for the Alliance for the Arts and National Cooperative Bank (NCB), and an ex-officio trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Honors and awards[edit]

He won the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2009. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from The New School.[3] In 2013, the National Building Museum awarded Hammond and his business partner Joshua David the Vincent Scully Prize for "excellence in ... historic preservation".[4]


  1. ^ Billard, Mary (November 27, 2013). "Robert Hammond: Leaving the High Life". The New York Times. Hammond, 44
  2. ^ "Staff & Board Members". Friends of the High Line. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Right Mixture for a New School Commencement". 2012-05-01.
  4. ^ "Joshua David and Robert Hammond – Vincent Scully Prize". National Building Museum. September 30, 2013.

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