City Escapes

Cities across the United States are Revamping Dated Infrastructure into Public Space

Why can't an old rail line be an urban oasis? Across the United States, city governments have found that it's cheaper—and more engaging for residents—to rebuild infrastructure into public green space than to simply tear it down. The High Line, the once-abandoned, elevated rail-line-turned-promenade in New York, New York, is the inspiration behind a new spate of projects that are refashioning underutilized infrastructure. Eighteen similar initiatives have now been built or are planned across the U.S., as well as one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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