Elevated parks are all the rage. Spearheaded by James Corner’s work on New York’s High Line, cities across the globe are currently investing heavily in elevated urban parks that offer top-down views of familiar terrain. While some follow the High Line’s blueprint of repurposing abandoned rail lines, many more are simply planting trees and pathways wherever they can. Photography: Iwan BaanAs originally featured in the November 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*212)
San Francisco’s newest park – by PWP Landscape Architecture – will be atop a financial district transit hub...
...while Seoul is transforming an ugly overpass into a lush garden that cuts right through the city, care of Rotterdam-based firm MVRD. Courtesy of MVRDV
London is planning its Thomas Heatherwick-designed garden bridge. Courtesy of Arup
Meanwhile, the most beautiful view in Manhattan right now can be found on Governors Island, where landscape architecture Adriaan Geuze has erected four artificial mountains. Photography: Timothy Shneck
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