From Chicago to Sydney to Seoul, cities are planning their own versions of the High Line. Each city has its own take on the concept and is adapting New York’s model to varying degrees of success.
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.
If you’re planning to visit New York City, or you live in one of its boroughs and wonder when’s the best time to visit the High Line—Andi Pettis, Director of Horticulture at Friends of the High Line, has an answer.
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.
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.
There are hints of the High Line in one of the biggest civic projects endeavors in Seattle’s history.