It is safe to say that the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District has had an outsized impact when it comes to the reappropriation of postindustrial remains. Cities such as Philadelphia and Atlanta have completed their own similarly ambitious schemes, namely Rail Park and the BeltLine, and Buffalo is currently mulling over proposals for its own abandoned elevated rail line. Now the concept is picking up steam across the pond, where, in Manchester, architecture firm Twelve Architects & Masterplanners has released renderings for a temporary installation and park atop a disused viaduct.
Located in North West England, Manchester is synonymous with the United Kingdom’s inexorable
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