Just before the second phase of New York City's High Line park opened this week, Bloomberg architecture critic James S. Russell toured the new addition with its architect and landscape architect.
Russell takes a tour with landscape architect James Corner and architect Ricardo Scofidio and finds the new section allow more interaction with the park's planted areas.
"Curious folks pressed noses against the dividing chain link fence that is about to come down.
Corner smiled, remembering when his client -- the nonprofit Friends of the High Line -- worried no one would come.
From the 1930s, freight trains fed factories lining the High Line. In what became the first section of the park, 'the tracks turned and twisted and tunneled through buildings,' explained Scofidio, 'but you always felt yourself moving through a much larger space in the city.'"
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