When Robert Hammond first conceived of turning a disused elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into a high-design “linear park,” he thought it would attract maybe 300,000 visitors a year.
A $15 million grant will fund a dramatic makeover of Waterloo Park, bringing new energy to a sleepy corner of downtown Austin.
Following the success of New York’s High Line, Miami’s latest urban regeneration project targets the 10-mile stretch of land below the city’s Metrorail, which will be transformed into a public park and art venue.
Since Dallas was first settled in 1841, it’s had a problem with its river.
New York’s High Line is world-famous, but it’s not the only project seeking to transform abandoned locales into beautiful green spaces.
Houston’s first underground drinking water reservoir had been unused for years and was set for demolition when a nonprofit group reimagined it as something new: a public space.
The BeltLine is far more than a glorified sidewalk, with adjacent parks, space for future transit, and even some pretty spectacular art.
When Manhattan’s High Line opened on the west side in 2009, locals and visitors alike flocked to the revitalized railroad trestle to marvel at its transformation into a gorgeous and walkable park.
In Istanbul (formerly Constantinople and Byzantium) there is a 1,500-year-old Roman cistern built by the Emperor Justinian to supply water to his palace and city, a purpose it continued to serve into modern times.
There are hints of the High Line in one of the biggest civic projects endeavors in Seattle’s history.