Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Award
Dinner and Silent Art Auction
The Cooper Unionâ€™s Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Benefit raised $600,000 in support of full-tuition scholarships. The award dinner took place on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7 World Trade Centerâ€”a dramatic downtown space with spectacular 360-degree views of New York City, again donated by Larry Silverstein. The evening got off to a great start with the opening of the Silent Art Auction featuring the work of 43 noted artists, architects and designers, followed by dinner and awards presentation to this yearâ€™s extraordinary line-up on honorees who represent the best of New York Cityâ€™s civic, art, architecture and science communities.
DANNY MEYERâ€”Urban Citizenship
MARINA ABRAMOVICâ€”Visual Art
FRANK O. GEHRYâ€”Architecture
BRIAN GREENEâ€”Engineering & Science
THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATIONâ€”Emerging Talent
The award presented to the honorees silhouettes the New York City skyline against a model of founder Peter Cooperâ€™s spectacles, laser-etched in crystal and mounted on stainless steel.
Congratulations and thanks for the huge success of this yearâ€™s dinner go to dinner chairs trustee Marc Appleton and Joanna Kerns, Cooper Union parents Jules Demchick and Barbara Nessim, Judy and trustee Douglas A.P. Hamilton and presidentâ€™s council member Toshiko Mori (ARâ€™76).
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Many thanks to the Empire State Building Company for the special lighting on the evening of November 9, 2010 in celebration of The Cooper Union's Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Benefit.www.esbnyc.com