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Is the High Line a Portable Concept?

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The second phase of the High Line is set to open soon in New York, prompting Witold Rybczynski to pen an Op-Ed in the New York Times warning against copycat parks in other US cities. The High Line is special, Rybczynski argues, because it's surrounded by interesting buildings in a lively neighborhood. Meanwhile, he worries that other similar proposed parks (including the Bloomingdale Trail) will be "quick fixes to revive their moribund downtowns." People probably won't flock to Humboldt Park as they do Chelsea, but is it really fair to put the Bloomingdale Trail and others in the same company as monorails? [New York Times]