Brookfield Receives 2015 MAS Livable City Award
November 19th, 2015, 2:27 pm
Real estate firm recognized for creative place-making around the globe (November 19, 2015 | New York, NY) In recognition of the significant contributions Brookfield has provided to the livability and vibrancy of New York City for the past 25 years, the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) named Brookfield as the 2015 Livable City Award honoree. The award was presented today at MAS’s “Global Cities at the Crossroads” symposium that explored the impact of investments by the corporate real estate sector toward art and culture. Across ten cities for nearly three decades, Arts Brookfield has created free arts and cultural programming that has improved the lives of millions of people. Brookfield plays an integral role in stimulating the development of the neighborhoods in which their buildings exist by cultivating relationships with artists who then create works and installations that inhabit the company’s public spaces. Among the 400 performances, exhibitions, and installations Arts Brookfield has presented globally in 2015 are these New York City highlights:
- Soft Spin by Heather Nicol – A large visual and sound installation in the iconic Winter Garden commissioned as part of the grand opening of Brookfield Place New York. The work featured six large-scale fabric forms gracefully swirling overhead, emanating the sounds of voices in song. Curvaceous hemlines, sundrenched bursts of color, and playful tunes beckoned viewers to look up and embrace the unexpected.
- “I Am Not the Stranger You Think I Am” – Acclaimed theater designer Christine Jones commissioned new plays by seven Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights including Craig Lucas and Lynn Nottage exclusively for Arts Brookfield. All of the plays were written under the title “I Am Not the Stranger You Think I Am” and the world premieres toured three Brookfield buildings to enormously positive reviews and huge public turnout.
- Low Down Hudson Music Fest – Celebrating rock, roots, and blues outdoors at Brookfield Place on the Hudson River, the two-night 2015 program featured OAR, The Word, Wood Brothers, and Ryan Bingham, and drew more than 20,000 attendees. Previous years featured B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.