Eighth Annual Urban Visionaries Award
Dinner and Silent Art Auction
The Cooper Union’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 Center—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 year’s extraordinary line-up on honorees who represent the best of New York City’s civic, art, architecture and science communities.
DANNY MEYER—Urban Citizenship
MARINA ABRAMOVIC—Visual Art
FRANK O. GEHRY—Architecture
BRIAN GREENE—Engineering & Science
THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION—Emerging Talent
The award presented to the honorees silhouettes the New York City skyline against a model of founder Peter Cooper’s spectacles, laser-etched in crystal and mounted on stainless steel.
Congratulations and thanks for the huge success of this year’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 president’s council member Toshiko Mori (AR’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