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High Line Going Grunge?

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The High Line has only been open for one day, and already people on the other side of the country are daydreaming about ripping it off. On the Seattle-based Crosscut, a fellow named David Brewster writes: "Might this idea be exported? There already is a similar project in Paris, called the Promenade Plantee. And Speaker Frank Chopp's idea for a waterfront structure with a highway inside and a park on top had some elements of this idea. Then too, Seattle's new city planner, Ray Gastil, comes from New York City where he did some work on the High Line. Hmmmmm." Well, Seattle did give us the Starbucks gentrification machine. Perhaps it's time to return the favor? [Crosscut via City Comforts]