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High Line Park Receives Record $20 Million Gift

The High Line, Phase II (credit: Mark Mason, CBS NewYork.com -  ©2011 CBS Local)

The High Line, Phase II (credit: Mark Mason, CBS NewYork.com – ©2011 CBS Local)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)The High Line has some friends in high places.

The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation made the gift, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The gift will pay for the last section of the park and supplement the park’s endowment.

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Barry Diller, chairman of IAC and Expedia, and his wif, designer Diane von Furstenberg, the designer, have previously donated $15 million dollars to the park.

In June, the park opened its Phase II section, which expanded it to 30th street.

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