Highline reclamation

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  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
  • Highline reclamation

    1. 1. HistoryMid-1980s• A group of property owners lobbies for demolition of the entire High Line.• Peter Obletz, a Chelsea resident, activist, and railroad enthusiast, challenges demolition efforts in court and tries re-establishing rail service.Picture & Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
    2. 2. Peter ObletzSource: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/13/nyregion/thecity/13oble.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1350756608-Ci19l3z4ZX+kx06sM2IYhQ
    3. 3. History1999• Friends of the High Line is founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond to advocate for the High Lines preservation and reuse as public open space.Picture & Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
    4. 4. History2001 – 2002• Architect Casey Jones conducts research and outreach for "Reclaiming the High Line," a planning study which lays out planning framework for the High Lines preservation and reuse.Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
    5. 5. The High Line! Picture Source: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_High_Line.pdf
    6. 6. 2002-2003 The City files with the federal Surface Transportation Board for railbanking, making it City policy to preserve and reuse the High Line. An open ideas competition, "Designing the High Line," solicits proposals for the High Lines reuse. 720 teams from 36 countries enter.Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
    7. 7. March – September 2004 Friends of the High Line and the City of New York conduct a process to select a design team for the High Line. The selected team is:  James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture firm, and  Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an architecture firmApril 2006 Construction begins on the HighlineJune 2008  All construction is finished, all parts of the Highline are opened to the public; artwork, wooden boardwalks, etc. are included Source: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
    8. 8. Before (1980s)Source: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_High_Line.pdf
    9. 9. After (2000)Source: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_High_Line.pdf
    10. 10. Features: Nature•After abandonment, wild grasses and flowers grew over thetracks, forming a natural meadow in the neighborhood.•According to Joshua David, author of Reclaiming the High Line, thisgreenery: Provides a refuge in nature for busy New Yorkers  Serves as a botanical garden, and the Horticultural Society of NY has expressed interest in it  Can serve as a refuge for birds and butterfliesSource: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_High_Line.pdf
    11. 11. Features: Arts and Open SpaceSpaces atop and below the structure can:• Serve as exhibition space for art.• Serve as performance spaces for dance.• Create a place for local markets (though not big malls) Source: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_High_Line.pdf
    12. 12. Artworks Pictures starting clockwise: Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure; Various Artists, Lilliput; Virginia Overton, Untitled Source: http://thehighline.org/about/public-art
    13. 13. Sources• Slides 2, 4, 5, 7, 8: http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-histo• Slides 2, 3: Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/13/nyregion/thec ity/13oble.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=13507566 08-Ci19l3z4ZX+kx06sM2IYhQ• Slides 6, 9, 10, 11, 12: http://www.designtrust.org/pubs/01_Reclaiming_Hi gh_Line.pdf• Slide 13: http://thehighline.org/about/public-art

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