Yes, the High Line in New York is deeply impressive and everyone wants something similar in their own cities, but this Huffington Post writer points out that it's the holistic and unique nature of the project that made it work, like Pittsburgh's own Point State Park and Mellon Square Park.
Over in Pittsburgh, the 36-acre Point State Park, was for much of the 20th century dotted with warehouses and railroad tracks, and home to the city's two oldest structures: Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne. Following 20 years of design development overseen by landscape architect Ralph Griswold, this iconic waterfront park opened to the public in 1974, with Griswold dubbing his design "ultra modern."
Over the past decade, additional work has been done: a $32 million project in 2008 reopened the walkway over the Allegheny River and filled in the Fort Pitt Music Bastion to provide more lawn space.
Original source: Huffington Post
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