Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and by Christoph Lindner,Brian Rosa,Tom Baker,Julian Brash,Phil

By Christoph Lindner,Brian Rosa,Tom Baker,Julian Brash,Phil Birge-Liberman,James Corner,Scott Larson,Kevin Loughran,Nate Millington,Darren Patrick,Danya Sherman,Alan Smart,Daan Wesselman

The excessive Line, an cutting edge prom created on a disused increased railway in ny, is likely one of the world’s such a lot iconic new city landmarks. because the establishing of its first part in 2009, this distinct greenway has passed all expectancies when it comes to attracting viewers, funding, and estate improvement to Manhattan’s West facet. usually celebrated as a monument to community-led activism, adaptive re-use of city infrastructure, and leading edge ecological layout, the excessive Line is getting used as a version for various city redevelopment plans proliferating worldwide.

Deconstructing the excessive Line is the 1st publication to research the excessive Line from a number of views, severely assessing its aesthetic, fiscal, ecological, symbolic, and social affects. together with numerous essays by means of planners and designers without delay all for the excessive Line’s layout, this quantity additionally brings jointly a various variety of students from the fields of city reports, geography, anthropology, sociology, and cultural experiences. jointly, they give insights into the project’s impressive luck, whereas additionally giving severe attention to the serious cost that the excessive Line is “Disney global at the Hudson,” a undertaking that has basically greened, sanitized, and gentrified an city local whereas displacing longstanding citizens and businesses.

Deconstructing the excessive Line is not only for brand new Yorkers, yet for a person attracted to better problems with public area, neoliberal redevelopment, artistic layout perform, and concrete renewal.  

 

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