Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The High Line gets the 'National Geographic' treatment

The April National Geographic is on newsstands today, and the issue includes a feature on the High Line (not to mention snow frogs!)...

Anyway, here's a link to the feature ... where you can find a few more photos like these...

And here are a few passages from the accompanying essay by Paul Goldberger...

Almost a decade after the Giuliani administration tried to tear the High Line down, it has been turned into one of the most innovative and inviting public spaces in New York City and perhaps the entire country.


New York is a city in which good things rarely happen easily and where good designs are often compromised, if they are built at all.

For another take on the new High Line, read Jeremiah Moss's essay at Vanishing New York.

[All photos by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel/National Geographic. Cover credit: National Geographic]


Roger_Paw said...

Nice of them to do that but the photos don't do the High Line's plethora of plant life justice.

Bob Arihood said...

Architecture is little but a ruse to create a belief in its necessity . Big money to be made .A powerful elite takes over justified by text and pictures such as these , hustled to its ends .

Step aside and look around :