I'm fascinated by unusable spaces that have been given a new lease on life.
The High Line Park is exactly that. This disused train line meanders through the Meat packing region and used to service 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants. Given that it was built in 1930 it is great to see that the city was able to "reinvent" this site into a space that provides residents and visitors with a refreshing space to walk, catch-up and enjoy a part of history.
For more information on the Highline design see:
Landscape architects: James Corner Field Operations
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
btw: a nice site to look at regarding the fake tilt shift effect I used above see: Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial