Saturday, September 20, 2014

Of Interest

Phase 3--the last stretch--of the High Line in New York City is opening tomorrow, and an article about it by Michael Kimmelman appeared in The New York Times today: "The Climax in a Tale of Green and Gritty." 

Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Kimmelman makes an observation in the article that should be heeded by those embracing a High Line inspired makeover of Seventh Street Park: 
[James] Corner [who designed the High Line] calls the city around the park its "borrowed landscape." The inimitability of those surroundings, and the park's site-specific detailing, are major reasons the so-called High Line effect has been . . . fool's gold for so many other cities that have wanted to follow in New York's footsteps.

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