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Deconstructing the High Line

Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park

Christoph Lindner (editor) Brian Rosa (editor)
Tom Baker (Contributions by)
Julian Brash (Contributions by)
Phil Birge-Liberman (Contributions by)
James Corner (Contributions by)
Scott Larson (Contributions by)
Christoph Lindner (Contributions by)

ISBN: 9780813576459

Publication Date: May 2017

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world's most iconic new urban landmarks. Deconstructing the High Line is the first book to analyse the High Line from multiple perspectives, critically assessing its aesthetic, economic, ecological, symbolic, and social impacts.
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The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world's most iconic new urban landmarks. Since the opening of its first section in 2009, this unique greenway has exceeded all expectations in terms of attracting visitors, investment, and property development to Manhattan's West Side. Frequently celebrated as a monument to community-led activism, adaptive re-use of urban infrastructure, and innovative ecological design, the High Line is being used as a model for numerous urban redevelopment plans proliferating worldwide.

Deconstructing the High Line is the first book to analyze the High Line from multiple perspectives, critically assessing its aesthetic, economic, ecological, symbolic, and social impacts. Including several essays by planners and architects directly involved in the High Line's design, this volume also brings together a diverse range of scholars from the fields of urban studies, geography, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Together, they offer insights into the project's remarkable success, while also giving serious consideration to the critical charge that the High Line is "Disney World on the Hudson," a project that has merely greened, sanitized, and gentrified an urban neighborhood while displacing longstanding residents and businesses.

Deconstructing the High Line is not just for New Yorkers, but for anyone interested in larger issues of public space, neoliberal redevelopment, creative design practice, and urban renewal.
Illustrations 28 photographs, 2 tables
Pages 232
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2017
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc   Art treatments & subjects   Population & demography   Landscape art & architecture   Urban & municipal planning   Urban economics  
List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
High Line Timeline

Introduction: From Elevated Railway to Urban Park
Brian Rosa and Christoph Lindner

Part I    Envisioning the High Line
Chapter 1    Hunt's Haunts
James Corner
Chapter 2    Community Engagement, Equity, and the High Line
Danya Sherman
Chapter 3    Loving the High Line: Infrastructure, Architecture, and the Politics of Space in the Mediated City
Alan Smart

Part II    Gentrification and the Neoliberal City
Chapter 4    Parks for Profit: Public Space and Inequality in New York City
Kevin Loughran
Chapter 5    Parks (In)Equity
Julian Brash
Chapter 6    Retro-Walking New York
Christoph Lindner

Part III    Urban Political Ecologies
Chapter 7    The Garden on the Machine
Tom Baker
Chapter 8    The Urban Sustainability Fix and the Rise of the Conservancy Park
Phil Birge-Liberman
Chapter 9    Of Success and Succession: A Queer Urban Ecology of the High Line
Darren J. Patrick

Part IV    The High Line Effect
Chapter 10    A High Line for Queens: Celebrating Diversity or Displacing It?
Scott Larson
Chapter 11    Programming Difference on Rotterdam's Hofbogen
Daan Wesselman
Chapter 12    Public Space and Terrain Vague on São Paulo's Minhocão: The High Line in Translation
Nate Millington

Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index

 
Christoph Lindner is a professor and dean of architecture and allied arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene. His recent books include Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, as well as the edited volumes Global Garbage, Inert Cities, and Paris-Amsterdam Underground.

Brian Rosa is an assistant professor of urban studies (Queens College) and geography (The Graduate Center) at the City University of New York.

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