New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
$150 million to build.. they estimated the high line over 20 years to increase the value to the city to $250 million... estimated now to be about 500 million. 2 million people visited the high line last year.
I love it. It is really great. If you are in NYC you should make a point to check it out. If you would like to donate to the friends of the high line, click here.