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Building a park in the sky: High Line New York

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

Reuse / transformation into new functions: We’re used to seeing transformed buildings in our cities – think hotels in town halls and bars in banks. But here are some of the more unusual proposals and projects – from a skate park in a church to a swimming pool in a metro station

The weirdest reinventions of city buildings – in pictures

We’re used to seeing transformed buildings in our cities – think hotels in town halls and bars in banks. But here are some of the more unusual proposals and projects – from a skate park in a church to a swimming pool in a metro station

The Green Line Proposal: Perkins Eastman is taking two of the best-loved urban land-use stories of the Bloomberg era—the High Line and Times Square—and combining them into one: http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/12/does-new-york-need-a-second-high-line/420117/

Does New York Need a Second High Line? Perkins Eastman is taking two of the best-loved urban land-use stories of the Bloomberg era—the High Line and Times Square—and combining them into one.

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have a crazy plan — to create a park, filled with greenery, underneath New York City. The two are developing the Lowline, an underground greenspace the size of a football field. They're building it in a trolley terminal abandoned in 1948, using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below. It's a park that can thrive, even in winter.

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have a crazy plan—to create a park, filled with greenery, underneath New York City. The two are developing the Lowline, an under.

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“It is the largest urban park expansion anywhere in the country.

Take a Look at Glendale's Plans For a Park on Top of the 134 Freeway | via Gizmodo

Glendale's Plans For a Park on Top of the 134 Freeway

24 acres of walking trails, event space, and greenery.

The Best Plan Yet to Save Houston's Astrodome -  Let's turn the "world's biggest room" into an indoor park, with trees, flowering plants, and an aquaponics research lab.- Comment made: the glare from the skylights made baseballs uncatchable. Then they painted over the skylights, and that's what killed the grass. I'd love to see the skylights as they were originally put in there.

Let's turn the "world's biggest room" into an indoor park, with trees, flowering plants, and an aquaponics research lab.

Dolores Park | San Francisco, CA

Dolores Park - perfect place for people watching. The corner at and Church is one of my favorite spot to bring visitors to.

Ranked: The 10 U.S. Cities With the Best Parks – Next City

The Trust for Public Land judges acreage, facilities and investment, and access.

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Study: Pittsburgh's network of riverfront parks contributes to boom in development

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Mikell Fine Iles gorgeous graphic look at the parks he visited in 2011 has an important social underpinning

You Can Now Go Inside The Most Exclusive Park In Manhattan Thanks To Google Maps

You Can Now Go Inside The Most Exclusive Park In Manhattan Thanks To Google Maps

How should we determine the park needs of communities? How do we figure out whether a city is park-rich or park-poor?

How should we determine the park needs of communities? How do we figure out whether a city is park-rich or park-poor?

NYC Parks seeks to lower barriers to accessing the city’s green spaces, with major revisions planned and a new design philosophy going forward.

How 'Parks Without Borders' Aims to Make New York Parks Safer - CityLab