On The Scene   April 11, 2011

Vornado Realty Trust’s Frank Gehry’s

Guests from the architecture, design and real estate world gathered on March 19 at the 76th floor penthouse of Frank Gehry�s New York by Gehry building to celebrate the architect�s 82nd birthday and the formal opening of the 870-ft, stainless steel-clad lower Manhattan tower. The event�s host, Bruce Ratner, chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., presented Gehry with a 40-inch silver birthday cake shaped like a tower designed by the architect as guests sang “Happy Birthday.” Pictured from left: Berta Gehry, U2 frontman Bono, Frank Gehry and Bono�s wife, Ali Hewson.

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Vornado Realty Trust’s Monroe Tractor

Monroe Tractor of Henrietta, N.Y., celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Henry Hansen, CEO and chairman of the board, opened the first location in 1951. He has since opened 10 more locations across the state. Pictured left to right, back row: corporate secretary Sandy Alvarez and product support representative Chris Felosky. Front row: Janet Felosky, president, and Henry Hansen.

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Vornado Realty Trust’s High Line

On Feb. 8, construction crews hoisted a 5.7-ton steel platform on the High Line at 30th Street between 10th and 11th avenues in New York City. This feature of the High Line is called the 30th Street Cut-Out and is one of the key features of Section 2, which is scheduled to open this spring. The 15-by-35-ft platform will be covered in transparent stainless steel gratings and framed with laminated glass guardrails, which will expose the High Line’s structural beams as well as the street below. The 30th Street Cut-Out is situated at the point where the High Line turns west and offers views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and the High Line at the Rail Yards.

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