reports Times Online
“New York’s most famous green space is about to become old news. In terms of public parkland, there’s a new kid on the block.
Twenty-two blocks, actually. New York’s latest development, the High Line, stretches 1.45 miles along Manhattan’s West Side, from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, up through Chelsea to 34th Street. But it’s not your average urban park — at its broadest, it is only 60ft wide, and it’s between 18ft and 30ft high…..”
SOURCE: Times Online – The High Line: New York’s newest park
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WNYC (New York Public Radio Station) and its Culture section on its website has recently given video cameras to some of New York leading architects including Stephen Cassell, Liz Diller, Hugh Hardy and Michael Van Valkenburgh.
Watch the great video from Michael Van Valkenburgh of the Brooklyn Bridge Park
SOURCE: WNYC – Cityscapes
Mother Nature Network reports
“Kate Bakewell, Landscape Architect, New York City
Kate Bakewell, who began her career as a film animator, got burnt out on transience in her late 20s. “I wanted to create something more lasting than a 30-second commercial,” she says. So she earned a master’s in landscape architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and worked for several landscape architects before landing at the international firm Hart/Howerton.”
read more about Kate @ the [SOURCE: 10 great eco-jobs - MNN - Mother Nature Network]
The Tribeca Trib reports that the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan (NY) is looking into animating Water Street as more companies move out and the street lacks activity at night and on weekends.
The Downtown Alliance has hired Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FxFowle Architects, to examine conduct a study on the street and then produce ideas and concepts on how the Alliance can reinvigorate the street.
SOURCE: Tribeca Trib – Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street
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