high line

have you seen this, have you heard about this? it's an elevated park planted atop a long abandoned rail line that runs through the west side of manhattan. such a brilliant and refreshing example of re-purposing.

to think, it was this close to being torn down and now it's an "emerald in the rough", if you will. such a beautiful idea, nature and industry paired together to serve as a place of serenity. if only this would happen more often with the obsolete structures of our past.