New York's the High Line explored in 400-photograph book

New York's iconic urban regeneration park the High Line is the subject of a new book published by Thames and Hudson.

On the High Line Exploring New York’s Most Original Urban Park by Annik La Farge looks at the 2.4km park created on a disused elevated train track 9m above the ground.

Founded in 1999 by the local community to preserve the historic structure, it was transformed a desolate industrial track into a beautiful park, garnering the admiration of parkies and landscape architects everywhere.

Lifelong New Yorker La Farge lives along the High Line and writes a blog Livin’ the High Line.

The book acts as a guide to visitors, exploring the thousands of plants, architecture and the surrounding neighbourhood of West Manhattan – a neighbourhood which includes the Manhattan Project, BDSM clubs and the Tenth Avenue Cowboy.

The book showcases the work of notable names in the world of art, architecture and landscape design such as Piet Oudolf, Olaf Eliasson, Pentagram and the renowned photographer and horticulturist Rick Darke who wrote the preface.

Oudolf said the book "captures the experience of the High Line, setting it in historical and cultural context and illusting how a city can meld its industrial heritage into a vibrant new landscape that can be enjoyed by millions."

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