Monday, 30 September 2013

Living the High Line

I have just come back from a week working in New York and I was lucky enough to be taken to see the High Line on the lower west side.

This is essentially a recycled elevated railroad that snakes through that part of Manhattan and was disused for years. It is now, however, a beautiful nature reserve populated by kids, families and just plain old folks like me as they walk through plants and grass verges as they look down on the busy streets below.

Back in our part of the world we live under the crumbling monstrosity of the Westway, which our Council is rightly trying to replace with an underpass instead. I see no reason why the Westway couldnt be turned into something even better.

Do you?

1 comment:

  1. That looks lovely Chris, but aren't the council considering the underpassing (is that a word), the Hammersmith flyover not the Westway?