New York's elevated High Line rail was abandoned, and the city was planning to tear it down. Robert Hammond had another idea.
Hammond teamed up with another resident, Joshua David, to save the High Line. On a trip to visit the line inspiration struck, and they decided to try to turn the tracks into a park instead. After some legal battles and a lot of community outreach, their dream is close to coming true. In this inspiring TED Talk, Hammond explains how this project got started and where it's going:
Hammond and Davis teamed up to form Friends of the High Line, and the project has already broken ground. Not only is the High Line park beautifying the area, it's going to create tax revenue, earning the city money instead of costing.
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