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The Diller Scofidio & Renfro 'High Line' Brings Country into the City

 - Jun 13, 2011
References: dsrny & dezeen
The Diller Scofidio & Renfro 'High Line' elevated park is certainly a step in the right direction regarding eco-friendly practices.

Architects at Diller Scofidio & Renfro collaborated with designers who specialize in landscaping from James Corner Field Operations to construct this inner-city oasis. The first section of the High Line project was completed in 2009, and the second phase has recently been completed.

The 'High Line' project is gradually transforming an abandoned New York railway line into a lush public park. Since the designers are building on top of this old railway track, the park is elevated above the city grounds, creating a serene stretch of lush lawns. The park contains plenty of plants and benches, and is the perfect place for outdoor activities in the city.

This Diller Scofidio & Renfro 'High Lines' park is groundbreaking in urban environmental efforts.