crack garden

The Crack Garden  in San Francisco recently won an Honour Award from the ASLA. This gritty residential garden at a low-rise apartment building represents the spirit of nature breaking free from the concrete and asphalt that cover most of the urban ground plane. The residents of this building created the garden themselves, using jack hammers to remove 'cracks', which were then planted.

I have to wonder if the crack garden was an influence on The High Line , the new elevated park in Manhattan. Its striated concrete planks are a more streamlined version of this idea. I have to gush, I am completely in love with the High Line, can't wait to visit, and will likely be featuring this in an upcoming post.

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