Bamboo on the High Line
According to Wikipedia, the "Promenade plantée" in Paris' 12th arrondissement is the only elevated park in the world. A model for what might be done with the innumerable abandoned lengths of railway across the globe, it is a three mile long stretch of potted plants and boardwalk above one of the city's less fashionable boulevards. If Manhattan's high line ends up anything like this it will be a great success, at the very least for real estate developers; along the Paris Promenade buildings which once endured a tortured, Woody Allenesque proximity to rattling trainlines and their attendant grime and filth now sprout clean modern facades and rooftop extensions and broadened windows that take full advantage of the tidy slice of greenery slicing past outside. Now if only we could get New York to copy the Velib concept!
"Enjoy watching the city bustle past far below while on a tranquil stroll"
"I liked this bamboo bower the best"