Thirty feet in the air, rebuilt and planted on one-and-a-half miles of abandoned, elevated railroad track snaking through Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line has turned the dream of escape offered by most urban parks inside out. On the High Line is the first illustrated guide to the elevated park that has transformed an entire neighbourhood of New York City. Illustrated with some 400 colour photos, including the work of notable photographer and horticulturist Rick Darke, and featuring a gatefold map. It is an engaging, friend-at-your-side guide to everything that a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of plants from around the world; the art, architecture and landscape design by highly recognizable names such as Piet Oudolf, Olaf Eliasson and Pentagram; and a neighbourhood whose lively history includes the Titanic, the Manhattan Project, S&M clubs and the Tenth Avenue Cowboy. This book captures like no other the countless details that make a walk along the High Line such an unforgettable experience.
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