New York City's High Line changed the international conception of what could constitute a public park in a modern city, and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has designed a new product, the H-Line hat, to celebrate the intrepid NYC denizens who helped turn the park into a reality. The H-Line hat is a creative and sculptural accessory that mimics the design of ZHA's 520 West 28th, a building that abuts the popular elevated park.
The H-Line hat was created for the Friends of the High Line, a grassroots community group founded in 1999 with the goal of preserving and transforming the abandoned railway running through Chelsea. Today, the High Line receives over 7 million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular attractions in the world, and the Friends of the High Line oversee its maintenance, operations, public programming, and fundraising efforts.
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