The High Line is a park built on an historic high railroad lane. Two New Yorkers developed this project to save an old piece of infrastructure that runs along the lower west side of Manhattan. They brought it back to life by turning it into a fully functioning, ecological and contemporary piece of urban design. The NGO Friends of the High Line was founded in 1999 to provide economic and urban value to the elevated 13-mile high railroad line. Laura Beltrán Villamizar spent a month in New York City and was able to highlight the development of the urban elevated green area called The High Line Park.

Read more about “The High Line Story: Elevated Urban Gardens” in the Revolve Spring 2013, CITIES feature, pp. 48-50.

Laura Beltrán Villamizar is Photo and Art Editor at Revolve.