08 Feb '12, 6pm

How two average Joes created NYC’s High Line, a public park built atop an abandoned, elevated rail line:

How two average Joes created NYC’s High Line, a public park built atop an abandoned, elevated rail line:

Robert Hammond. (Photo by Annie Schlechter.) Excerpted from a longer interview in The Dirt . Robert Hammond is co-founder and co-executive director of Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit conservancy that manages the High Line , a public park built atop an abandoned, elevated rail line on the west side of Manhattan. He and his co-founder and director, Joshua David, have just published a book about their experience called The High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky . Q. In the beginning of your book, you say that early on, living in Chelsea, you’d seen parts of the High Line, “but never realized all the bits and pieces connected.” A. I lived in the neighborhood so I had always seen it when walking around, but I didn’t think it was all connected. I really didn’t think that much about it until I read an article in the New York Times in the summer of ...

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