High Line Stories – New York City Reinvents the Urban Oasis

Photo: Joel Sternfeld (c) 2000

Sundancechannel.com is excited to present HIGH LINE STORIES as part of our original programming in Digital Shorts. The series tells the story of the High Line in New York City, profiling those involved in transforming this 1.5 mile elevated railway along the west side of Manhattan into a park in the sky. From celebrities to City officials, from artists to architects, each episode explores their relationship to the High Line, what it means for New York City, and how it represents an example of taking a derelict post-industrial site and making it green and beautiful.

The High Line's future - Design by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York.

The episode line-up for HIGH LINE STORIES features:

1.) Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker
2.) Adrian Benepe, Commissioner, New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation
3.) Amanda Burden, Chair, New York City Planning Commission
4.) James Corner, landscape architect for the HIGH LINE, and Piet Oudolf, planting designer for the HIGH LINE
5.) Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer
6.) Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio, HIGH LINE architects
7.) Ethan Hawke, actor
8.) Joel Sternfeld, photographer
9.) Robert Hammond and Joshua David, Co-Founders, Friends of the HIGH LINE
10.) Kevin Bacon, actor



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