December 15, 2004

Promenade Plantee

Category: Urban Planning

pp_paris.jpgParis: One of the most delightful pieces of urban (re)development in recent years is the Promenade Plantee in Paris, a former railroad viaduct that has been turned into a linear park cutting through the 12th arrondissment. It's the ultimate tranquil retreat from the city, without leaving the city. It also serves as a best-case scenerio for what can be done with abandoned cooridors through urban areas.

It's gotten a lot of press recently as New York prepares to begin work on the High Line project, another brilliant project that is bound to bless the city with one of the most thoughtful development projects in a long time.

Posted by Nick at December 15, 2004 5:31 PM