Creating a Nine-Mile Linear Park

Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates recently completed her work on a nine-mile long linear park along an old railroad line in Connecticut. The Awl presents an excerpt of her 2010 book A Landscape Manifesto.

From A Landscape Manifesto:

"Converting a railroad corridor to a linear park results in an essential transformation of a past artifact. Though linear parks and other new landscape forms take their structure from the past, they have risen to the level of new typologies. They mark the beginning of a new landscape agenda. The example of an abandoned railway line made into a linear park or greenway will serve as the poster child of such ecological transformations."

More at The Awl.

Full Story: From Green Corridor To Thick Edge: The Linear Park

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