High Line

February 5, 2013, 6am PST
Presenting the case of New York's High Line, student Sahra Mirbabaee questions who benefits from the city's investments.
January 10, 2013, 8am PST
After 5 decades of abandonment, and recent inspiration from the much-lauded High Line, a rusty railway stretching three-and-a-half miles through central Queens may become NYC’s next elevated greenway.
New York Times
December 18, 2012, 12pm PST
Michael Kimmelman tours Fresh Kills landfill, once the world's largest garbage dump, and now a model for landfill reclamation and, unexpectedly, climate change mitigation.
The New York Times
November 30, 2012, 8am PST
Howard Blackson's "Next Urbanism Lab" series looks at recent trends and lessons learned for urban designers. While the Bilbao Effect, the Vancouver Model, the High Line, and Active Living may provide seductive role models, local insight is key.
November 8, 2012, 8am PST
A tower proposed by William Gottlieb Real Estate for a site adjacent to the High Line, being designed by architect Jeanne Gang, "promises to be one of the most talked-about buildings in New York," if it can get planning approval.
Architectural Record
October 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Sue Illman thinks so. And in this editorial for The Guardian, she argues that the success of the High Line signifies a new era in which the quality of our parks and public spaces, rather than our skylines, makes our towns and cities stand out.
The Guardian
October 19, 2012, 6am PDT
With the waning of the starchitect era, Philip Nobel sees an opportunity to skewer some of the profession's "last stars standing" and applies his critical broom to help finish the house cleaning job.
October 12, 2012, 6am PDT
Sarah Goodyear attributes the appeal of NYC's High Line, and the recently opened Barclays Center, to not only smart urban design, but also the nostalgia of urban decay.
The Atlantic Cities
September 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
As the third and final phase of the immensely popular High Line breaks ground in New York, Mayor Bloomberg responds to recent criticism about the gentrifying effect of the park, reports Matt Chaban.
The New York Observer
September 14, 2012, 11am PDT
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, for the last two weeks of this month New Yorkers will get a sneak peak at the technology that may one day make a proposed underground park - dubbed the Lowline - into a reality, reports Alex Goldmark.
Transportation Nation
September 5, 2012, 6am PDT
The <em>New York Times</em> published four letters in response to an earlier op-ed from the self-described, “bitterly nostalgic” blogger, Jeremiah Moss, who blasted the popularity of the High Line, including one letter from the High Line founders.
The New York Times - Letters
August 27, 2012, 8am PDT
Yes, there are critics of the High Line, and this is a particularly strident one. Accusing the park not only of gentrification of Manhattan's West Chelsea, Jeremiah Moss attributes the High Line's popularity to transforming NYC into Disney World.
The New York Times - Opinion
August 2, 2012, 8am PDT
New renderings unveiled this week at a meeting to solicit community input show what designers James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf have planned for the third and final section of the High Line.
High Line Blog
July 16, 2012, 8am PDT
Frank Bruni pens an appreciation for the incredible transformation New York City has undergone in the last 15 years, as Mayor Bloomberg's "greenest of thumbs" has expanded the lush life across the city's five boroughs.
The New York Times
June 22, 2012, 6am PDT
As cities across America seek to replicate New York's celebrated new park, Charles A. Birnbaum distills the secrets behind the High Line's success.
Huffington Post
Blog post
June 21, 2012, 10am PDT

The High Line curving through the west Chelsea section of Manhattan bordering the Hudson River has to be one of the most successful planning and design stories in New York City in recent years, touted as a crowning achievement of the reign of Mayor Bloomberg, to be emulated in cities across the country.

Testimonials and awards not withstanding, I am wary of the cloying elitism of a crowing Bloomberg. Having followed the project’s promotions for the last decade and the community’s evolution for the last half century, I am skeptical of its heralded success. And with the recent sounding of related development controversies, a second opinion is in order.

Sam Hall Kaplan
June 10, 2012, 5am PDT
Can Jersey City duplicate the success of NYC's High Line? If they can get through the litigation, it could happen in the the form of The Embankment, a relic railroad running above an historic neighborhood. A preservation group leads the effort.
May 14, 2012, 5am PDT
As it wraps up the first stage of a community planning progress, Alan G. Brake checks in on the latest designs for Chicago's answer to the High Line.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 18, 2012, 6am PDT
William Millard, Tom Stoelker, and Caitlin Blanchfield discuss three long-awaited, major developments that are finally taking shape on Manhattan's Far West Side: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the third section of the High Line, and Hudson Yards.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 13, 2012, 10am PDT
Yesterday James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled their designs for the third and final phase of the High Line, and <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> has a plethora of tantalizing renderings.
The Architect's Newspaper