Architect Behind New York's High Line Has Lofty Hopes for Tel Aviv

Charles Renfro turned the elevated park in Manhattan's Lower West Side into the world’s most talked-about park. He is a frequent visitor to Tel Aviv, but admits it’s not the buildings that attract him.

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The High Line in Manhattan.
The High Line in Manhattan. Credit: Iwan Baan/Friends of the High Line
Netta Ahituv
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Charles Renfro. Spends a lot of time in Tel Aviv with his Israeli partner, the concert pianist Daniel Gortler.Credit: Patrick McMullan
The view on the High Line looking south, with old rail tracks incorporated into the design.Credit: Iwan Baan/Friends of High Line
Blur Approach from shore.Credit: Beat Widmer
The High Line in Manhattan. Now attracts seven million tourists a year.Credit: Iwan Baan/Friends of the High Line

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