I somehow never noticed that Inga Saffron, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s architectural critic (and blogger), referenced my old Promenade Plantée photos in a column of hers about the Reading Viaduct Project back in February 2004:
bq. The Penn design teams were partly inspired by Paris’ success in transforming an elevated train trestle near the Place de la Bastille into an elegant, 2.4-mile-long landscaped path called the Promenade Plantee. (Excellent photographs can be found at http://homepage.mac. com/paytonc/promenade.) Such obsolete viaducts are fast being transformed into sky parks in cities around the world. New York City is working on plans to convert Manhattan’s High Line, which runs through Chelsea, into an elevated park.