Friday, March 11, 2011

the high line

since josh is a landscape architect we really get a thrill out of seeing urban industrial spaces that have been converted and recycled into public green spaces that the community can use. the high line in new york city was originally constructed in the 1930's to lift dangerous freight trains off of manhattan's streets. it recently has been converted to a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the meatpacking district, west chelsea and clinton/hell's kitchen. the landscape architect responsible is james corner field operations along with architects diller sconfidio + renfro.  these are some of the pictures we took on our recent trip to new york city. and to think that this area was slated for demolition in the 1990's.check out more images of when the park is in it's prime here because i don't think our pics do it justice. 

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