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Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York’s High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it adorns. Called Broken Bridge II, the temporary installation uses recycled tin that has the ability to be reused again after the the work is dismantled.
via Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYCs High Line | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
A group called Friends of the Queensway is rallying support to transform a disused Long Island Rail Road track in Kew Gardens into a High Line-style park – and now a sizable grant has pushed them a step closer to their goal. Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo gave the Trust for Public Land $467,000 to study the project and answer questions about structural integrity, site contamination and more. The funds are a much-needed push for the proposed park, and findings from the studies could help support its feasibility and push it towards reality.
via Queens High Line Gets $467,000 Grant and Pushes Closer to Becoming a Reality | Inhabitat New York City.
NYC’s enormously popular High Line Park is almost complete. The final 0.58-mile portion of the formerly abandoned railway line making up the elevated Chelsea park was donated by CSX Transportation in early July under the Rails-to-Trails Program, and the elevated NYC park is on track to be opened to the public in 2014.
The CSX donation leaves the City of New York free to turn the property license over to Friends of the High Line, the organization responsible for the park’s maintenance and operations (as well private fundraising to help subsidize the park).
New York City’s Parks and Recreations Department recently allocated $5 million to the High Line, a substantial portion of the $105 million budget available for the 2013-year. Previous sections of the park were released in 2009 and again 2011, which led to a “neighborhood renaissance” in Chelsea. The final section is estimated for 2013 completion and scheduled to be open to the public by 2014.
via Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014 | Inhabitat New York City.