Posts Tagged ‘park’

Wadi Hanifah, from dump to natural oasis

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Inspiring story about the 10-year long restoration of the Wadi Hanifah oasis outside Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, via Globeandmail.

“A Canadian planning and architecture firm has won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the sweeping transformation of a once-polluted Saudi waterway into a system of parks in the heart of the desert, using a system of bio-remediation.

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Lawn chairs in Times Square

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

New York’s new High Line park may be semi-private, but lawn chairs in the middle of a pedestrianized, five-block stretch of Broadway that includes Times Square are absolutely free. 

They say by the end of the summer the chairs will be replaced by permanent seating fixtures about which there are already complaints.

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High Line Park, two weeks from opening but already beautiful

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Of course the High Line park didn’t open on time for our New York trip – the first phase now opens June 15 – but at least we got to see all the frantic final activity from our hotel window. UPDATE June 6: This had seemed like a great urban park idea, and it would have made a very beautiful promenade for New York, but as it turns out its use is semi-private.

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