Barry Diller is the chairman of media holding company IAC. In his long career in media and show business, he's hired and trained power brokers from when they were young and inexperienced. He believes that it is best to promote inexperienced,...Show More Summary
Media mogul Barry Diller's plans to build a floating public park on a Manhattan pier are moving forward. Diller unveiled the project, dubbed Diller Island, in 2014. But his plans have had some hiccups. Over the past three years, costs...Show More Summary
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped in last week to save Pier 55, the arts and culture complex that Barry Diller and his wife, Diane von Furstenberg, offered to build on the Far West Side but then abandoned... To view the full story, click the title link.
IAC chief and Gotham philanthropist Barry Diller knows things that float will rise to the surface. Six weeks ago, Diller startled New York officials by pulling the plug on Pier 55, his futuristic park and performing arts complex that...Show More Summary
"Just six weeks after billionaire Barry Diller scrapped plans to build a 2.7-acre floating park on the Hudson River, Governor Andrew Cuomo has swooped in and saved the project. The governor said in a statement Wednesday that he’s brokered a compromise between the Hudson River Park Trust, which was overseeing the $250 million project, and […]
Billionaire Barry Diller has decided to take another shot at developing his $250 million park in the Hudson River.
Just over a month after billionaire Barry Diller withdrew his controversial proposal for a $250 million park and performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he's managed to broker a compromise between warring parties and resurrect the project. [ more › ]
Long live Diller Island. Media executive Barry Diller announced in September he was dropping plans for the park and performance space projected to sit atop a set of piles in the Hudson River in... To view the full story, click the title link.
With intervention from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Barry Diller’s grand plan for a $250 million cultural island on a pier in the Hudson River is revived.
Casting is complete for the national tour of the Tony Award-winning play “The Humans,” Broadway in Chicago and producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announced Tuesday. The production, lead by the original creative team from the Broadway run, will star Richard Thomas, known from “The Waltons” and...
So says Barry Diller, who also talks about the absurd valuations put on ‘unicorns.’
Media mogul and IAC chairman Barry Diller had some choice words for venture capitalists when he took the stage at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Tuesday. “These valuations don’t bear reality,” said Diller, speaking about the high multiples that some startups are generating. “They’re truly made up.” He quipped that it’s the “absence of dealing… Read More
The dominance of the biggest U.S. technology companies is reaching a point when the government will need to regulate their expanse, media mogul Barry Diller said Tuesday.
Media mogul Barry Diller has withdrawn his support after years of litigation that tied up Pier55, effectively killing the project.
Billionaire Barry Diller has abandoned his controversial proposal for a $250 million floating park/performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street. [ more › ]
Media mogul Barry Diller has scrapped plans for a green space and amphitheater along Hudson River Park after years of court battles. Diller told The New York Times that he decided to drop plans for... To view the full story, click the title link.
"After years of toe-to-toe battling with a small band of critics and a fellow billionaire, Barry Diller said Wednesday that he was pulling the plug on his family's commitment to build and operate a $250 million performance center on an undulating pier 186 feet off the Hudson River shoreline. It was a fizzling end to […]
Barry Diller's island-style “floating park” has been sunk.
Pier 55, the performance space planned on for a floating man-made island in the Hudson River south of Midtown, was declared dead Wednesday by its chief underwriters, IAC chief Barry Diller and his wife, the clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg. Show More Summary
After six years and numerous lawsuits, and with the cost now estimated at $250 million, Barry Diller said it was “no longer viable for us to proceed.”