1 year ago
Green with envy, London wants an elevated garden like New York City.
Designs were recently revealed for the Camden High Line—a planned public park converted from disused railroad tracks in a post-industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of London.
Studio Weave and Architecture 00, two London-based architecture firms, won a pitch to convert a half-mile of derelict railway between Camden Town and King’s Cross into a lush public space. Similar to the popular attraction in New York, its British sibling aims to create a trendy park for tourists to visit and expedite pedestrian commuting times for residents of those two post-industrial neighborhoods.
Camden’s business improvement committee is asking people to pledge support for the project, which still in its early stages, online.
The Camden High Line, elevated 30 feet above the ground, would be comprised of a garden and cycling and walking paths. The proposal stretches the public green space across some of Camden’s busiest roads, several disused bridges, and along the abandoned railroad tracks that were once part of the North London Railway.