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Creative ReUse: NYC Highline

“Sometimes it’s better when there are a lot of problems with the space, like old buildings or usage issues. You often find the real beauty in the work-around solutions.” — Robert Hammond: High Line Visionary.

“The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.”

http://www.thehighline.org/

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This entry was posted on May 22, 2012 by in other things and tagged , , , .

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I've created this site to document and share research and activities related to my Masters of Arts program. It's partially a blog, partially a journal, partially whatever you want it to be. Feel free to have a good look around at what I'm reading, seeing, writing and thinking about. I'd love to see/hear your comments.

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