Much has been written already about the newly opened Highline park on Manhattan’s West Side. For her piece, “The Beauty of A Park,” for DesignObserver, Alexandra Lange considers the new park’s look and feel against the theory and practice of Fredrick Law Olmsted. While The Highline might, at first glance, seem the famed landscaped architects nightmare, Lange carefully explains portions that fall in line with Olmsted’s thinking. And, most importantly, discusses how The Highline breaks new ground in park design. A smart article, and well worth your time.

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