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New Vauxhall park inspired by New York’s High Line

Posted at 8:00 am, November 20, 2012 in News
Linear Park

New York’s High Line park has created a huge amount of buzz over here. Not only has its inventive use of a space (the park’s on a disused railway line raised above the city) inspired the High Line competition which has brought out London’s best environmentally-minded ideas (including ones for a mushroom garden below Oxford Street, a swim-to-work Lido Line in the Regent’s Park Canal and a series of parks on barges in West India Dockland), it’s now inspiring actual parks in the city. The newest park to be unveiled is the Linear Park which will run from Vauxhall station to Battersea Power Station. Aiming to create a 24 hour green space ‘for a 24 hour city’ with airy open spaces and ‘majestic’ tree lined streets, the park is also most likely to be the last large green space created in the capital for quite a while. Hence the need for the High Line competition… Victoria Gray

Learn more about the plans for the Linear Park at Embassy Gardens’ website, and the High Line exhibition that opens at City Hall next week.

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