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High Line: The Inside Story

High Line: The Inside Story

High Line: The Inside Story



The High Line is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in recent 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 and socially vibrant public space.

"High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky" tells the story of the project with more than 200 photographs documenting the High Line's transformation and a narrative by Friends of the High Line co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond about how it all came to be.

"The High Line is not only a great work of design – surely the most important addition to the public realm of New York in this century – it is also a great saga. In this book Robert Hammond and Joshua David tell with energy, passion, and refreshing candor the story of how this industrial artifact became, against all odds, a magnificent park."
- Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic

Paperback: 352 pages
Dimensions: 9.4h x 6.4w x 1.3"d
Published: 2011