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High Line Reviewed!

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Two months before the opening of the first section of the High Line, Archpaper files the first review of the elevated park, and there's a bit of indecision as to what to make of the whole thing:: "The fact is that there is no real precedent for the urban meandering offered by the High Line. In Italy, the evening stroll, or passagiato, is more of a mass milling funneling past outdoor cafes and fueled by coffee and Campari. America’s rails to trails have streams, roller-bladers, and off-leash dogs—all verboten on the High Line. The closest match is the Promenade Plantée in Paris, although as Scofidio pointed out, it’s more commonly used as a neighborhood shortcut than a destination unto itself." [Archpaper]