New York City’s High Line Park has quickly become a new gem of urban renewal, and the increasingly cosmopolitan Mexico City is following suit. A heavily trafficked area in the city will be converted to a garden oasis, giving residents a greenery-filled place to relax amidst the densely populated city. The project, sponsored by the city’s Public Space Authority, is slated to open by mid-2012.
The project will convert a path underneath two main roadways in Mexico City that leads directly into the popular Chapultepec Forest Park. The park is the city’s largest greenest space (and biggest city park in Latin America), so a foliage-packed pedestrian pathway to get people to it is very fitting. Like New York’s Highline, the stretch won’t just be a way to get from point A to point B – it will include lots of recreational areas so that people can enjoy their journeys. Picnic tables, lush lawns, and benches will be designed for pedestrians to sit, relax and enjoy the exotic flowers planted in the area. Parkgoers will be surrounded by plantlife – whether it be vines hanging above, trees planted throughout, lush lawns underfoot, or all sorts of bushes and plants lining the walkway.
The new park will also connect the area metro stop to Chapultepec Forest Park, giving visitors a serene route to travel, rather than having to dodging cars while crossing the busy streets. The project will cost around $4.3 million and be funded by the Mexico City Public Space Authority. We can’t wait to bring you actual pictures of the completed pathway!