Thursday, August 27, 2009

Think Green Thursday

KEEP IT WILD on the HighLine.

Friends of the High Line (FHL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in partnership with the City of New York on the preservation and reuse of the High Line, a 1.5-mile-long historic elevated rail structure on the West Side of Manhattan. Founded in 1999, FHL is supported by nearly all the elected officials representing the High Line neighborhoods, numerous civic organizations, and thousands of preservationists, open-space advocates, design professionals, and civic-minded individuals and businesses from New York and across the United States. The park on the High Line, inspired by the found landscape that grew up when the trains stopped running, is designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The first section opened in June, 2009.The High Line is property of the City of New York and under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation.

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Bond said...

I love the hidden tracks...

Hey send me your snail so I can send a postcard from Jamaica!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How interesting to see the tracks overgrown like that. I guess they plan to never use trains on those tracks ever again.

boliyou said...

It's cool to see the overgrowth. We had a spur like that near my old place in Illinois.

Think Green Thursday said...

Hello doesn't take long for nature to come and fill in... I wonder about all the stories those tracks could tell about what traveled over them..... Michelle

SandyCarlson said...

I love the found landscape! Beautiful and amazing. Just like walking a New England woods and speculating about those walls....

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