New York’s High Line

The-High-Line-at-the-Rail-Yards_dezeen_468_01Photo by Iwan Baan

Just love this innovative idea in urban design that turned abandoned railway tracks into a city park. What a fantastic way for communities to reclaim unused space. This reminds me of the ‘pop-up parks‘ that occurred around Calgary in the past, such as this one in Victoria Park that I enjoyed in 2012. Although they are temporary, I think all communities should get to enjoy the space that serve no other purpose (and are usually just vacant lots/eyesores). Wouldn’t it be great to have a pop-up library programming space in the communities where library programming room space is at a premium? Too bad Calgary doesn’t have Florida-weather as that would make this proposition a lot easier to turn into a reality!


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