Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The High Life

Very little would tempt me to visit the US again, mostly through guilt about the environmental damage the flight would involve.

That said, I'd love to see the High Line - a wonderful piece of architecture and gardening which will transform the way pedestrians see New York.

Essentially, it's an old elevated railway which has been turned into an aerial garden, a linear park moving through the city. This is the kind of project that regenerates places in a subtle way, creating a greener and gentler place without the anguish caused by major relocations and corporate projects.

See a gallery here or here.

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