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The High Line

July 8, 2010, 7am PDT
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.
The New York Post
March 6, 2010, 9am PST
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.
Design Trust blog
November 11, 2009, 6am PST
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.
The Walrus
September 10, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
Streetsblog SF
August 28, 2009, 2pm PDT
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.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
July 2, 2009, 5am PDT
Managing Editor Tim Halbur reviews The High Line, the much-lauded new linear park in Manhattan.
Tim Halbur
June 12, 2009, 11am PDT
David Brewster can image four possible locations in Seattle where a High Line-style blight-to-park revitalization could occur.