Joshua David
Robert Hammond
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Landscape Design; Nonfiction, Urban Design
9.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches, paperback, 352 pages
ISBN: 9780374532994
Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

From the Publisher. The High Line, a new park atop an elevated rail structure on Manhattan’s West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space.

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Wendy Goodman

I love this book. With incredible photographs, it traces the history of the Highline from when it was built to the miracle of its magical transformation to a perfect park in the sky. This is a very beautiful and important book about preserving something and bringing it back to life.

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