New York and Chicago are often pitted as rivals with regards to parkland acreage (38,060 acres vs. 11,959 acres, equating to 4.5 and 4.2 acres per 1,000 residents, respectively), and this month was no different. Last week both cities released designs to the community for the next latest and greatest thing in the park world -- elevated rail trails -- and the designs couldn’t be more different.
A Tale of Two Trails: Designs Released for New York’s High Line Phase III and Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail and Park
March 25, 2012 by jgus
Really interesting piece on the different design and fundraising approaches that New York and Chicago take.