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Reasons to Give "High Line" to Your Friends and Family

The holidays are upon us. If you find yourself searching for the perfect gift for your loved one, look no further than the High Line Web Shop, where you can pick up your copy of High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.

Here are the reasons why our new book makes a great gift:

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  • “When in doubt, give a coffee table book.” New York Magazine said it best and recommends our book as your pick. The book features more than 200 gorgeous photographs that chronicle the High Line’s history and transformation into a public park.
  • It’s perfect for the architect or designer in your life. Sam Roberts of The New York Times calls it “an inspiring primer for grass-roots urban planning.” In its candid narrative, the book outlines every step taken by High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond to save the High Line from demolition and transform it into public open space.
  • It contains juicy details you won’t find anywhere else. Upon reading Robert’s first impression of Alex von Furstenerg, Dominque Browning writes in The New York Times Book Review, “I chuckled, reading this most unusual take on city planning. Imagine what kind of notes might have come out of Olmsted’s office if everyone had been so frank.”
  • It will inspire you to think big in 2012. Anna Wintour calls the book “a fundamentally uplifting story of two young men with a dream who scythed through the red tape and skepticism, summoning a village to help re-imagine what a park could be in the twenty-firth century.”

The book is priced at $29.95 on the High Line Web Shop. Yes, it is true. The book costs less if you buy it from Amazon or other online retailers. But when you purchase the book directly from the High Line Web Shop, you can rest assured that 100% of the proceeds go directly toward the ongoing maintenance and operations of the High Line.

If you want to get the book signed by Josh and Robert, stop by Charles Nolan tonight or the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday.

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