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Streetscape Study of The High Line & Rialto
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) elevated linear park, greenway, and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. The High Line's design is a collaboration between James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf.
It is an urban public space that has the right mixture of softscape and hardscape. The understanding of the project as to how it was built from an old dilapidated place where illicit activities happened to the modern-day elevated greenway for public activities.
The Rialto is an informal streetscape, an ancient marketplace approximately 1000 years old, situated in Venice on the banks of the Venitian Canal.
The Rialto is a marketplace that is used both by the locals and the tourists. The history of Rialto dates back to the bridge, the connecting factor that connects the two opposite banks separated by the canals. Previously Veniatian Gondolas transported the people from one bank to the other, but post the bridge, an informal spread of business and market along the streets started taking place which led to the modern stall and shop culture on the streets.
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