The subjects of his work range from mines, quarries, and shipping around the world to manufacturing and urban renewal in China.
And it does seem the High Line may become a new paradigm for urban renewal.
An historic new approach--urban renewal--now replaces piecemeal thrusts at slum pockets and urban blight.
Communities engaged in urban renewal have doubled and renewal projects have more than tripled since 1953.
Programs designed to clear, rebuild, and redevelop urban slums. Critics contend that although they bulldoze slums, urban renewal programs often have led to their replacement by office buildings and by apartment houses for the well-to-do.
Government-sponsored destruction of slum housing with a view to the construction of new housing.
Note: Large-scale urban renewal was engaged in during the 1960s and 1970s, after the departure of the rich and the middle class for America's suburbs had left many United States cities in decay and disrepair.