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Great Videos About Parks & New York’s High Line

The Sundance Channel has produced a series of short films profiling those involved with the creation of the High Line, an elevated rail line being turned into a linear park-in-the-sky. Not only are the videos well-produced and informative, they provide some great thoughts on the value of parks from the interviewees.

Adam Gopnik, the New Yorker magazine writer who first wrote about the prospects to create the park notes in one video, “all the great city parks of the world are not separate from their cities. They are involved in the cities both physically, architecturally and spirituatlly.”

And in the below video, New York City parks commissioner Adrian Benepe reflects on the value of these spaces in a built up city, saying “parks, because the city is so densely developed, are prescious.” All in all, there are nine videos on the project – all worth viewing.

2 Responses

  1. Good post! There are actually 10 videos posted at the Sundance Channel and they’re all great. The photo gallery, especially the ones by Joel Sternfeld, are amazing.

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