On the hihgline: exploring new york's most original urban park

On the High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park

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Publisher: Thames and Hudson Author: Annik La Farge Design: Lorraine Ferguson ISBN: 9780500291412 Format: Paperback, 226pp, 170mm x 240mm

A fully revised, updated edition of the award-winning guide to the High Line.

When the High Line opened in 2009, it was expected to attract around 300,000 visitors a year. In 2013, more than four million came.

On the High Line: Exploring New York’s Most Original Urban Park – first published in 2012 – is an engaging guide to everything a visitor sees when strolling through the park: the innovative gardens and their thousands of native and exotic plant species; the architecture, both old and new, industrial and residential; and a neighborhood whose colourful history includes the birth of the railroad, the Manhattan Project, S&M clubs, and the legendary Tenth Avenue Cowboy.

In 2014, the final half-mile section of the park opened, and visitors encountered a very different High Line experience: stunning vistas of the Hudson River; a birds-eye view of the trains in the working Hudson Rail Yards; and the original, self-sown landscape that emerged in the abandoned rail bed and inspired the High Line’s early champions. This updated edition includes sixteen new pages devoted to the final section of the park, with original photography and design renderings.