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?
Dec 13, 2010 By
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
David Brewster can image four possible locations in Seattle where a High Line-style blight-to-park revitalization could occur.
Jun 12, 2009 Crosscut.com