The High Line in New York City is one of the most well-known elevated parks, but around the world there are many similar urban reclamation projects underway. The success of the High Line inspired many other cities around the world to reuse and rethink space around old rail lines. Here are 10 plans from Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia, the United States and Mexico.
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This might make you do a double take. It looks like an entrance to the Paris Metro, but it’s located right in New York City, in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art.
Guimard was an Art Nouveau architect born in 1867 in Lyon, France, and rose to prominence around the turn of the 19th century with the design of apartments in Paris known as Castel Beranger. His legacy, however, lies with the Parisian Metro. Opened in conjunction with the Exposition Universelle of 1900 (the 1900 World’s Fair), Paris’ city planners determined that the subway needed entrances worthy of the City of Light.
Woody Allen packed his film Midnight in Paris with so many notable spots that besides the conspicuous halls of Versailles, it is difficult to pick them all out. Not taking into account the initial montage of Parisian landmarks, these are ten of our favorite spots, ranging from Maxim’s to the Quai de la Tournelle.
The first (awkward) lunch we see Gil and Inez have with her parents takes place at this 200-year-old establishment. Currently under the direction of chef Guy Martin, the lavish interior matches the 3-star meals for which the restaurant is known. It opened in 1784 as Le Café Chartres and as the surrounding cafes began to close, it turned into a luxury restaurant frequented by the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Voltaire, Simone de Beauvoir, and Henri Balzac. The name comes from the owner during the Restoration, Jean Véfour. Despite several changes in owners and a closing that lasted from 1905 to 1947, le Grand Véfour remains a fixture of the Paris experience. (more…)