Photo by David Schalliol
This Monday, Friends of the High Line is launching a new series of free public talks, called “Beyond the High Line,” to celebrate the movement and spark conversation about the similarities and differences between the High Line and other adaptive reuse projects. The first talk will focus on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail, a three-mile long elevated railway in the heart of the city. Taking cues from the transformation of the High Line, the non-profit organization, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, is now working with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Trust for Public Land to turn the once railway into a park and trail, which will include a cycling, running, and walking path.
Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line will lead a conversation with Beth White, from the Trust for Public Land, and Ben Helphand, of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail, after the presentation on the project. A Chicago-style reception will follow, featuring hot dogs from Bark and jazz by the Bryan Carter Trio (from the Jazz Institute of Chicago). The talk begins at 6:30pm at the High Line at West 14th Street. More info. >>