Imagine being able to walk for miles through the heart of New York city – without ever touching the ground! Until a few years ago, these elevated railroad tracks running right through Manhattan were slated for demolation. Today, they have the support of politicians and celebreties (as shown in the video) including Hilary Clinton, Edward Norton and Kevin Bacon.
Of course, none of these are professional designers with ideas for how to convert this amazing property into an elevated park. Still, their support has helped fuel a series of design competitions with amazing results. All four of the design team finalized, including heavy hitters like Zaha Hadid and Diller + Scofidio produced compelling urban design strategies. Construction is currently underway and is projected to open next summer – be sure to catch it on your next trip to New York!