Mar 07 2012
On February 4th, Robert Hammond, Reed Kroloff, and Phillip Cooley toured SS Columbia.
Robert Hammond is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Highline. The Highline has inspired people around the globe as a model of stewardship and the adaptive re-use of our industrial heritage. Reed Kroloff, the Director of The Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, has a keen interest in the role of aesthetics and design in the rebuilding and revitalizing of our cities. Phillip Cooley is a community activist, who has spearheaded a number of innovative redevelopment projects in Detroit, contributing to renewal within the city.
We are pleased to have hosted these three highly respected community activists aboard SS Columbia. Each has led projects focusing on stewardship of our industrial past as a means of enriching our experience of the contemporary landscape. SSCP is founded on these same principles and is working toward fostering similar beneficial impacts in the Hudson River Valley and New York Harbor.