4 Futuristic Designs for DC's Very Own High Line

Not to be outdone by New York City's beloved High Line (the final, most unwieldy phase of which opens this fall), Washington DC is planning its own elevated park, which will sail over the Anacostia River on a former freeway bridge. Four visions for the park have been released as part of a competition. And they're all… » 9/12/14 9:00am 9/12/14 9:00am

The Eerie Abandoned Railway That Could Become Philly's Next Park

When the Reading Viaduct opened in 1893, Philadelphia was a booming industrial city; the elevated railway quickly became an essential artery in the beating heart of manufacturing on the East Coast. Now, advocates want to turn it into a park that will wind its way through the city. » 5/27/14 12:40pm 5/27/14 12:40pm

Moscow Is Turning a Historic Soviet Factory Into Its Very Own High Line

In its heyday, Hammer & Sickle Factory was the lynchpin of industry in Russia—a plant that churned out the country's steel for an entire century. Now, Moscow is turning the sprawling factory into luxury housing, boutiques, and a High Line-style park. Basically, the Meatpacking District. » 4/29/14 3:22pm 4/29/14 3:22pm

London's Plan To Build A Garden Bridge Over The Thames

Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the London Olympic Cauldron as well as the British Pavilion at the 2008 Shanghai Expo, has unveiled renderings for a garden-filled pedestrian bridge across the Thames. Though more than £60 million in funding must still be found to make the project a reality, Heatherwick will proceed to… » 6/26/13 6:27pm 6/26/13 6:27pm

How a Slanted Skyscraper Will Share Sunshine With the High Line

When you build a monolithic tower that reaches hundreds of feet up into the sky, it's going to cast a shadow. That can be a big problem for those on the ground, if they'd like to occasionally see the sun. But the designers of a new building being planned in lower Manhattan have figured out a way around the problem: An… » 6/21/13 2:12pm 6/21/13 2:12pm