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Foreword by Rick Darke

Rick Darke's October 2002 photo of the abandoned High Line in today's Tenth Avenue Spur
October 2002, the surreal beauty of the unreconstructed High Line is apparent. Photo: Rick Darke
Jim Shaughnessy’s famous 1957 photo (left) and Rick Darke’s photo taken from the same spot in 2003.Jim Shaughnessy, © Center for Railroad Photography and Art
The West Side Rail Yards on the abandoned High Line. Photo: Rick Darke
Hugh Ferris,
Hugh Ferriss’s charcoal rendering of architect Harvey Wiley Corbett’s “
Proposal to Increase Street Capacity,” from the Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs (1923–24).