Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, discusses how the organization is ensuring the High Line remains a public space for all New Yorkers.
One of the most successful infrastructure reuse projects in history, the High Line is a compelling shrine to the postindustrial life of a great city.
Once seen as urban blight, abandoned industrial corridors and rail lines have been transformed into some of the country’s most popular parks and trails.
The trend toward urban living may be here to stay, but as residential towers rise higher and the amenities in buildings become more elaborate, people moving into cities are putting increased emphasis on connecting with the environment.
New York’s High Line is world-famous, but it’s not the only project seeking to transform abandoned locales into beautiful green spaces.