After having read this article I wanted to share it with you. What I appreciate about what she wrote is that I felt similar feelings when I visited the High Line for the first time a few days ago. For me, the High Line is one of my favorite projects in New York in years, maybe since we built the Nomadic Museum on Pier 54. What I appreciate about it is that it is, as she puts it, trans-formative. It challenges new ideas and philosophies about living in this city, ideas that we desperately need. It also challenges current ideas of building that demand that we destroy our history in order to build our future. London is a great example of that challenge. The British have a great knack for preserving the old, respecting it’s history while at the same time modernizing it for today’s needs. My hat goes off to all those involved in the High Line project. I look forward to its future.
Have a look at this as well. Fun read: The High Line Blog: Opening Day