the inspiration to start

The inspiration to start this website is a beautiful walk in the “High Line Park” in NYC in August 2015.

The High Line Park is built on the disused southern portion of the West Side Line running to the Lower West Side of Manhattan. It runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center.

People can relax, walk, watch the foliage of more than 210 plant species, enjoy the street art and admire the beauty of the old railway recycling into an urban park.

This made me thinking on how green and design can revitalize a forgotten area of a city. The impact of this project is massive.

The success of the High Line in New York City has encouraged the leaders of other cities, such as Chicago, Philadelphia, London, Fukuoka, and Sydney. Due to the popularity of the High Line, there have been several proposals for museums along its path.

Landscape Architect:


Lighting Design:

High Line detail


High Line - 2011 Exterior lighting of elevated trac Location: New York, NY, USA Architect: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Landcape Architect: Field Operations Lighting design: L'Observatoire International Client: New York City Economic Development Corporation

it shows how the railway was before the recycling
This picture shows how the railway was before the recycling.

1 thought on “the inspiration to start”

  1. Hi Terenela, interesting article! Love the concept to “recycle” an old railway track and convert it into an urban park. Just love it! We need more of these ideas!
    Love your pictures too. 🙂
    Thank you!

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