Like peanut butter & jelly, this is a classic combo! Save $5 off retail price when you purchase both of our books about the spaces below and adjacent to elevated highways, bridges, rail and subway lines: Under the Elevated and Life Along the Elevated.
Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities
Underneath New York City’s 700 miles of elevated bridges, highways, subway and rail lines lies millions of square feet of public space – nearly four times the size of Central Park – with the potential to radically transform life in the city. Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities presents an in-depth plan for how, and why, this massive inventory of residual space must be reimagined.
Synthesizing more than two years of research, design, and policy work conducted by our multi-disciplinary team of Fellows in collaboration with our project partner and the Design Trust staff, the Under the Elevated publication envisions how to increase the vibrancy and resiliency of our neighborhoods by addressing and reclaiming the spaces associated with elevated transportation infrastructure.
Life Along the Elevated
New York City has nearly 700 miles of elevated infrastructure – bridges, highways, subway tracks, and rail lines – towering above its streets and weaving throughout its five boroughs.
Over the course of a year, Krisanne Johnson, the 2013 Photo Urbanism Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space, documented how this massive transit system and the millions of square feet of public space below it influence life in the city. The resulting photographs featured in Life Along the Elevated take us on a captivating journey along the 2/5 subway tracks in the Bronx, beneath the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown, along the JMZ subway tracks in Brooklyn and underneath the Metro North line in East Harlem.