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Co-Creation in NYC: The High Line

The concept of co-creation of an unused public space has become increasingly common. Urban- or Guerilla Gardening are known definitions in today’s society.

Now a new inventive open space project was initiated in New York: The High Line.

The High Line is a 1,45 mile elevated, abandoned railway in Manhattan, which was transformed into an amazing green public park – the High Line Park. The residents of the High Line neighborhood founded the non-profit group “Friends of High Line“ in 1999 to save it from tearing it down.

The first section was released to the public ten years later in June 2009, the second in spring 2011. Rising thirty feet above street level on Manhattan’s west side, the urban green route runs from Ganswood Street to West 30th Street and unveil an oustanding view of green places, street activities, buildings and neighbourhoods for New York’s strollers.

This short documentary from Great Museums Television gives you more insights of the public oase:


Author: Simone Honetz
Date: 13 June 2013



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