Natalie Myers
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High Line modern-landscape
 

High Line

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June 15, 2011
Liene Verzemnieks wrote:
The rails are obviously repurposed (and way cool), but the wood doesn't look a bit like railroad ties (and I've been told before those are super-toxic if you ever plan to grow consumables -- obviously these aren't vegetable beds, but butterflies/bees might be interested). What else might they be instead?
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Annie Thornton
The wood that was used for the benches and decking is IPE decking taken from managed forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Potentially the same wood was used for the railroad ties.
http://www.thehighline.org/news/2009/06/28/wood-on-the-high-line
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Liene Verzemnieks
Way cool -- thanks for the info!
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One of the main design elements of the High Line is the use of reclaimed materials whenever possible. Old railroad ties and tracks are now the perfect frames for flower beds.

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lindaraeclark added this to lindaraeclark's ideas
July 29, 2012
One of the main design elements of the High Line is the use of reclaimed materials whenever possible. Old railroad ties and tracks are now the perfect frames for flower beds.
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July 13, 2012
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February 25, 2012
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June 29, 2011
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June 21, 2011
the railroad tie use and plant material
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June 19, 2011
Rail road track for raised bed
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June 15, 2011
dans les rails
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