The Lewisham High Line

90% of all marketing brainstorms go like this: "Buzzfeed... mummy bloggers... infographic... pop-up... 'what if we do something a bit like the High Line in New York - you know, that green railway track in the sky? Ooh yes, I love that. Let's do one of those.'"

99.9% of the time, those dreams die on the flip chart, before ever they see the light of day. But not in Lewisham - this is the borough where dreams take flight.

We know this is the second rather mundane photo of the #ModelMarket project that we've run articles about in recent days, but when someone plans to build 'Lewisham's answer to the High Line', well that makes them modern day versions of Octavia Hill.

9 comments:

Headhunter said...

Interesting idea but where does it go from/to?

Hugh said...

With initiatives like this Lewisham has no need to worry.

Lewisham till I die said...

Very cool idea, I'm pleased that some creative people are doing something like this in central Lewisham and will mean I actually bother to go there. The high line probably goes to a vantage point where you can watch the marauding living dead on the high street below.

fossil g said...

really interesting - wondering who's funding it? the High Line in NY has lots of financial backers, plus hundreds of volunteers who maintain it (I appreciate it's much longer). would love to know more about this initiative.

Anonymous said...

I think the commenters here are getting a bit over excited about who going to fund it etc. The high line in Lewisham will be a few plants and some seats where you can eat your street food. Nothing more .

Brockley Nick said...

Yes

fossilg said...

oh. i definitely was over excited and believed the hype.

Headhunter said...

Yes... Bloody spoil sports, you've ruined the fantasy

Westsider said...

Did the photos not give it away?

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