Saturday, June 13, 2009

The High Line Film

Recently, the first part of the High Line -- the new park in the sky, built on an old abandoned railroad track in western Manhattan -- opened to the public. Getting married, various other obligations, and lousy weather has made impossible for me to visit it yet but I can't wait to see it. I know a few people who've already gone and they say it's amazing.

This short film from 2006 gives the background on this project and the full vision for it. will become when all of the other parts have been completed. This is really the first 21st century park, building a park that is part of the city, that re-purposes a part of the city's infrastructure for the people, and the helps build neighborhood. Let's hope this is only the beginning for this kind of thing.

Only in New York.

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