High life on the New York High Line

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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11th February, 2012
For our cities to be productive and functional, they need density of population. But with this comes continued pressure to carve up our suburban quarter-acres. My compromise is to live on a section backing onto a volcanic cone, which offers a sweep of borrowed landscape and is an attempt to avoid the reality of city life. Like most people, we’re happy to see improved transport and technology in a city with a heartbeat, as long as we don’t have to give up the fresh air and nature we feel is ours by right. At the same time, the pressure of busy lifestyles has seen a move to low-maintenance ...

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