High Line among New York Times’ 2009 Architectural Triumphs

Photo by Librado Romero/The New York Times.

“Despite the fears and anxieties of many […] that rapacious developers would transform the High Line into a glorified mall,” Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote last week in the New York Times,  “it has already become—just five months after the completion of its first phase—one of the most beloved public spaces in New York.”

In a roundup of bright spots for what the Times calls a triumphal year for architecture, the High Line shines as the quintessential example of hope in New York City’s landscape.  The High Line, Ouroussoff writes, is proof “that an alliance of government officials, activists, architects and landscape designers can sometimes influence a city as much as big-money developers.”

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