City Talk discusses the High Line and Delancey Underground

Professor Doug Muzzio of City Talk sits down with Joshua David and Robert Hammond, co-founders of Friends of the High Line, and , co-founder of the Delancey Underground. The conversation focuses on the latest plans for the third and last section of the High Line and the potential of the subterranean public park proposal below Delancey Street. Muzzio states, “Ones a great West Side story, the other could be a great East Side story.” City Talk is known to discuss the important issues of with the people who help the city function. Professor Doug Muzzio is a political analyst for CUNY TV and a professor at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "City Talk discusses the High Line and Delancey Underground" 05 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Tosh

    I’m not really sure what the plans of that “Low Line” look like. But if they connect two busy points in a city – then people may use them as an alternative to avoid cars. Although, if they don’t connect two desire points in plan then they might become not very populated..

    However, all of this goes into that old idea of dividing traffic, which has been accomplished before in many different ways (tunnels for cars, pedestrian tunnels, flyovers for cars, pedestrian bridges) and they turned out not to be very successful.. the developers should really read Jane Jacobs to get it done with some urban design principles. If designers forget that people don’t just go to specific points very often – they usually attend other places on the way from work or the other way around – then this whole project might end up not very beautifully.