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High Line Dystopia

When we heard they were going to redevelop the High Line, we pictured a modern-day Elysian Fields: an elevated greenspace where one could escape the clusterfuck of the city below. Now that we've examined the plans in detail, however, a darker truth becomes clear: this ain't a park, it's a Philip K. Dick dystopia come horrifyingly alive. Inside, further documentation of this insidious plot. Please, read on?before it's too late.


1) The Field Observations/DS+R team employ blatant Orwellian overtones with a propaganda theater on the spot where hipsters once gathered for Sebastian Junger readings.


2) Stephen Holl forsees a world where the underbelly of the High Line streams corporate-speak