The High Line Memorialized in Print

Alexandra Lange reviews a new book documenting the creation of The High Line, finding it "chatty and accessible" and filled with beautiful photographs but low on new revelations for those who have been following the project.

November 2, 2011, 1:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


The book is primarily interviews with the people involved, such as Friends of the High Line co-founder Joshua David. Lange pulls some selections, like this one:

"Josh: When we started working on the High Line, I held in the back of my mind an image of the High Line as a place where something like the Italian passeggiata could happen -- a place where people would come to stroll just for the sake of strolling, to be among their fellow citizens, to smile and flirt, to check out one another's outfits, to walk with parents after an early dinner, or to meet up for a date."

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