High Line Video History, High Line Article Roundup, & Apartments Near the High Line
Posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 12:47
The High Line's first few weeks are behind us. Let's check in on the reaction across the city (and world!).
- A 4-minute history of the High Line, from its railway past to its reinvention. In case you missed a few things that happened back in 1940 or so.
- New York City’s High Line, a park built from industrial ruins via ABC7: "A high percentage of the grasses, trees, and blooming plants here are native species, which are attended to by some very happy-looking gardeners ... Those planted areas, which are feathered into and around concrete paths throughout the park, perform a valuable role when it comes to rain. The High Line 'functions essentially like the City’s largest green roof,' [spokesperson Katie] Lorah says."
- The High Line: Think, Reuse, Grow Up via the Huffington Post: "When the High Line opened to the public a day early on June 8th, I didn't know how excited I was until I started to climb its steps..."
- High Line Stories, short films featuring Kevin Bacon and other notables, via Sundance Channel.
- What The High Line's Success Can Teach Us via City Limits: "Saving the High Line and opening it for everyone not only promised personal pleasure, but the opportunity to build something together. You could get in on the ground floor of a community playground for the world. Today my original question, what is that? – has been answered: A dream realized. I went up there, and it’s incredible."
- Manhattan's High Line Park Does Not Disappoint (plus two-minute video) via the WSJ: "The city should seriously consider what went so right with this project and do it more often."
- Meandering along Manhattan's new High Line in a New York state of mind via the Examiner: a practical guide to nearby restaurants, picnic supply resources, and restaurants.
- Here's a unique take: Metal Given New Life in High Line Park via the all-too-rarely quoted Metal Miner.
- The new Central Park via the Telegraph: extremely brief article. We just liked the title!
- Changing Skyline: Reinventing a Railroad via the Philly Inquirer: "Traditionally, city parks have been envisioned as serene enclosures, cocooning us from the hubbub of urban life. The new High Line park does the opposite: It provides a viewing platform to take in the theater of the street."
- And, lastly... Standard Hotel's Peep Show via Curbed: The High Line provides great views of New York City. Apparently, one part of the High Line provides great views of New Yorkers. Do with that what you will.
- Apartments for sale near the High Line via, well, us of course!
Pretty great stuff, right? Have you visited the High Line yet? What did you think?