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High Line Gets Off The Ground

The High Line is an abandoned, elevated rail line through western Manhattan that has hovered above the street, deteriorating in desuetude, since the 1980s. In 2003 a design competition was held to solicit ways to turn the High Line into a public park. Designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro were selected,..


The High Line is an abandoned, elevated rail line through western Manhattan that has hovered above the street, deteriorating in desuetude, since the 1980s. In 2003 a design competition was held to solicit ways to turn the High Line into a public park. Designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro were selected, and construction started in 2007. We wrote about this great example of urban revitalization in Issue 001 (our original video is below).Last week, the public saw new renderings of the High Line designs for the first time since 2005. There's a first set here and a second set here. To see what the High Line currently looks like, check out this striking Flickr set.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXCxSis3_5wLinks to High Line news via Kottke.
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