#219, Meatpacking District, NYC
You see a 21 9th Street. I see a cool sign and a 219. After catching up with two month's worth of architecture reading and coming across Nicolai Ouroussoff's glowing review in The New York Times of the newly opened High Line park, I think I'm ready to hoof it back to the meatpacking district this weekend and have a look myself. As a dedicated lover of desolation and fruitful dereliction, I shared Ouroussoff's skepticism about converting this abandoned, forgotten Manhattan railroad line into a city-sanctioned park, but if he can be convinced, maybe I can be too. I'll check it out and let you know. In the meantime, you can read about it here.