19 September 2011

The HighLine as a backdrop

This week some of our students will be getting a guided tour of the HighLine as part of a field trip. And, while I do hope they pay attention to it in that context and consider meaningful critiques of design and implementation issues, I also encourage them to look at the HighLine as a new landmark backdrop. If it hasn't happened already, it won't be long before the CSI team has to investigate a mysterious murder just above the meatpacking district. And this weekend's NY Times included a fashion feature shot there.  As it has quickly become a major city landmark, it now serves a different role and is interesting to view through that filter as well.

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