The High Line

A recent article in Salon cites the High Line as perhaps the most conspicuous example of how municipal governments are subsidizing wealthy corporate or private interests while many citizens continue to suffer low wages and benefits.
Apr 14, 2014   Salon
Just as Witold Rybczynski declares New York's High Line un-copyable, St. Louis announces plans for a linear park on top of an old railroad trestle
May 19, 2011   St. Louis Post Dispatch
Witold Rybczynski thinks not, saying that the success of the project's "landscape urbanism" is its remarkably dense and urban setting, not the hip design and landscaping.
May 17, 2011   The New York Times
New York City's High Line was an instant success when it opened in the rapidly gentrifying Meatpacking District in June of 2009. The park attracted two million visitors in its first year and is widely viewed as economic boon to the neighborhood. But does that make it a model for other cities? Exclusive
Dec 13, 2010  By Lynn Vande Stouwe
Monocle magazine interviews James Corner, the landscape architect responsible for New York's lauded high line and recent winner of Cooper Hewitt Award for best landscape architect.
Jul 24, 2010   Monocle
The High Line park in New York has been an enormous success, attracting 2 million visitors so far. Tom Topousis got to take a tour of the 2nd section of the park under construction, stretching from 20th to 30th Sts.
Jul 8, 2010   The New York Post
The new park takes an old waterfront park and connects it with previously inaccessible space to create an 85-acre site stretching 1.3 miles along the waterfront.
Mar 6, 2010   Design Trust blog
Cities around the world are finding that turning industrial ruins into green public space is far more cost effective and fun than tearing them down.
Nov 11, 2009   The Walrus
Architect Ronald Rael proposes preserving the discarded span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and turning it into a park and mixed-use development, in the spirit of NY's High Line.
Sep 10, 2009   Streetsblog SF
A new report claims that Central Park in New York added $1 billion to the economy in 2007, and the new High Line park added $4 billion in new real estate developments.
Aug 28, 2009   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Managing Editor Tim Halbur reviews The High Line, the much-lauded new linear park in Manhattan. Exclusive
Jul 2, 2009  By Tim Halbur