The High Line Critique

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Design, User Experience
About This Project

In the early 1940s, tons of uranium for the Manhattan Project were stored in the Baker & Williams Warehouse at 513-519 West 20th St.(currently seated directly next to the High Line Park) The uranium was removed and decontaminated only in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

The High Line may be one of NYC’s newest parks that thousands of people traverse each day, but it has a sorted history. The railway that park is built upon were once used to transport equipment and materials during the development of the Manhattan project. ¬†Myself and a group of students attempted to bring awareness to the interesting and sorted history of the meatpacking district’s newest nature trail by placing posters and QR markers at key intersections on the Highline. Users were invited to scan the QR codes that would direct them to blog posts, websites, video, and audio related to the Manhattan project and the development of the railways that aided in its development.

Our intent is to bring awareness to this seemingly lost bit of history. We would also like to educate the public on the fact that the cold war continues today and Nuclear War will always be a threat. Please follow the links below for more information.

It is important to remember our past so that we will not repeat our mistakes. We are one planet and one people.

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/29/north_korea

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/forcing-change/08/5-cold-war.htm