Just a planter/trellis arrangement in upper west side of NYC. Simple, but adds a lot to an otherwise boring wall.
Beautiful urban planning for the future of Beijing Central Business District.
Posterchild is ramping up his arboreal assault on Williamsburg. Putting an abandoned phone booth to use, the Toronto-based street artist installed another evergreen nearby the last on Bedford Ave.
“Proposal by West 8 “for transforming the 10.8 km disused railway line surrounding the city-heart of Gwangju [South Korea] into a usable green corridor.” One element in their proposal is a botanic bridge containing massive concrete tree-pots each planted with indigenous Korean flora.”
A “pop-up park” for urban spaces that have been forgotten. After a while it goes back to its vacant and dormant state, returning every year in a different form.
The High Line has been open for about 2 months now.
“In the industrial era after the Korean War, the stream, by then a rank open sewer, was entombed by pavement and forgotten beneath a lacework of elevated expressways as the city’s population swelled toward 10 million.
“Today, after a $384 million recovery project, the stream, called Cheonggyecheon, is liberated from its dank sheath and burbles between reedy banks. Picnickers cool their bare feet in its filtered water, and carp swim in its tranquil pools.”
Other cities worldwide are pursuing similar endeavours:
“By building green corridors around the exposed waters, cities hope to attract affluent and educated workers and residents who appreciate the feel of a natural environment in an urban setting.” (emphasis ours)
This bridge would be amazing. It would draw visitors from around the world, and be an unparalleled recreation opportunity for those in the Portland/Vancouver area.