THE LONDON LOW LINE IS COMING
If you’ve ever been to NYC there’s a good chance you’ve walked the High Line – Manhattan’s park set on elevated old train tracks running from the Meatpacking district to Hudson Yards. Well now it looks like London is getting its own version, the Low Line Commons. The Low Line will run through 19th-century railway viaducts in Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey.
The line is broken up by a series of hubs like Flat Iron Square, Vinegar Yard and Old Union Yard Arches, community gardens and lots and lots of greenery to encourage wildlife. The design was the result of a competition the Royal Institute of British Architects ran last summer and it’s great to see the winning design has so many green and community features. No news on when it will be complete just yet but here’s hoping it won’t be too long.