Moss’ op-ed, covered here: “The Downside of the High Line”, blames the High Line’s popularity for the gentrification of the West Chelsea district. Park founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond write, “The High Line stands today thanks to a broad community of New Yorkers who rallied together to transform it from a derelict elevated railway into a beloved public space, free and open to all.”
A Congress for the New Urbanism Initiative Forum | CNU believes that teardowns offer an attractive option for cities struggling with aging highway infrastructure. The strategies are proving themselves in adding value and restoring urban neighborhoods decimated by highway construction.
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