Wednesday, April 11, 2012

High Line Park - New York

The Brookes Camera visits New York City

The Department of Real Estate and Construction owns a couple of nice cameras and George Blumberg (Senior Lecturer in Construction Management) took one of them on an unexpected visit to New York City and captured some interesting shots of the High Line Park in Manhattan’s West Side. Here's George:

The High Line Park is built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets. Although public, the park is operated by Friends of the High Line, a community organisation founded local residents. The Park winds its way through some of New York's most extensive post-industrial landscapes, linking the Meatpacking District with the former docklands freight yards. This neighbourhood has become the hub of an urban regeneration and conversion that has turned this former crime-ridden backwater into one of the most fashionable parts of the city. Have a look at the High Line website for more information on this imaginative regeneration project. My photos:

Can you spot the old tracks?

Amazing Views (and Salami)

Cool Street Furniture

Thanks George - while you're here take a tour of the High Line Park with one of the designing architects in the following Time Magazine video (go on - it's a good one):

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