Lessons from New York’s Highline

Aditya Dev Sood muses in his Sunday Guardian column about the New York Highline and the lessons that New Delhi could learn from this unique urban architecture project.

The highline twists in and around buildings, it frames the avenues and streets of the district from all kinds of odd angles and vantages. Here and there the original tracks and foliage are preserved, but at other places there is a concrete pathway built of long thin concrete slabs that all vanish together into a distant point on the horizon. Benches, sunbeds and other features rise up from these slabs like features of landscape glimpsed through a moving train. Walking the highline one feels oneself transformed into a human chhug-chhug-gadi, coursing along, singing an age old song, chalate chalate…

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