The Highline rules

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The New Yorker posted an article called the Ten Most Positive Architectural Events of 2009.  Needless to say, the Highline was the first thing on the list. 

When I first had the opportunity to walk the Highline, it was just weeds and graffiti.  But I got more and more excited every step I took.  It was so obvious that turning these old train tracks into a park would be a huge change for downtown NYC.  Architecturally it would change the landscape.  Certainly looking at NYC from that vantage point is incredible and anyone who has experienced it will certainly agree. 

Here is the paragraph on the Highline from Paul Goldberger from the New Yorker.

Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line, the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh, inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than it was before.

On another note, I couldn't so easily cut and paste this from the New Yorker.  They still own their content!  Interesting. 

  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
  • Far and away the most uplifting thing to happen in New York this year was the completion of the first segment of the High Line,
    the magnificent promenade/public park atop the old elevated freight
    line running through West Chelsea. Designed by designed by James Corner
    Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, it is crisp, fresh,
    inviting, and comfortable, and if there is any shortcoming to this
    brilliant design, it is that it has made this area even more chic than
    it was before.
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