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Tuesday, 18th October 2011 at 10:49am
In overcoming all the adversity which faced them, David and Hammond have created a park that stands for so much more than a respite from the urban jungle. Today, the High Line is home to more than 200 species of grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees, hosts more than 300 public programs each year, from stargazing sessions to yoga classes, provides a setting for site-specific art installations and receives at times 100,000 visitors in a single weekend.
With the forthcoming relocation of the Whitney Museum to the park's southern terminus and the adjacent Hudson Yards development on the horizon, the High Line engages with an important area of NYC's rapidly evolving urban environment. "High Line" is a thorough and enlightening read for any park enthusiast or 'yet-to-be-known-nobody' seeking a little inspiration. Hammond sums up the project quite simply in the book - "I hope the High Line will encourage people to pursue all sorts of crazy projects, even if they seem, as the High Line once did, the most unlikely of dreams."
To find out where you can purchase High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky or to find out more, visit Cool Hunting.