Monday, June 22nd, 2009
I thought I would post a few photos of the recently opened High Line park in New York City. This is a former rail line that was slated to be torn down but has been rescued as an elevated linear park. A short segment of it is now open to the public and I think features a very wonderful design. I can’t wait to visit NYC next so I can check it out. New York City is definitely doing a lot of innovative things the realm of public space, including innovative, forward looking landscape architecture like this, their unique bike rack program, and their new street design manual. Lots of exciting stuff.
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