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Ashes to Ashes, High Line to Dust

Blogger David Galbraith thinks the plans to remake the new High Line are doomed to decay:

The biggest problem the Highline has is that it is built on a Victorian cast-iron structure that creates really nasty urban spaces beneath it?the challenge of this project is not so much the park but what is done to renovate it underneath. Diller, Scofidio and now Renfro may do a better job here than most, if enough money is poured in to do something interesting and quirky, but over time whatever they do will decay and return to the inevitable character that 19th century iron structures seem to have.

His conclusion: "Tear it down. And free up another small piece of Manhattan from its curse?shadow."
· Manhattan's 'highline' project is a bad idea [DavidGalbraith.org]