Reclaiming for the Future. Part 2

A closer look…

The High LineThe restoration of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train line in NYC into a new public park, has been widely heralded in design circles. Earlier this summer, my husband and I were in NYC and visited the park in person.  The park opened in June of this year and it was remarkable to see how many people were actively using the park on a weekday afternoon less than a month after the park had opened.

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Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit group, works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the historic High Line as an elevated public park.

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  1. If you enjoyed these articles, check out the October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine which features a comprehensive article on the Highline called “Back on Track”. AND for a different perspective on this project see page 128 for an article called Lament for a Lost Landscape where the Highline is compared to “landscape taxidermy”. Certainly promotes discussion if nothing else.

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