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This week, designs for the third and final stage of Manhattan's sublime High Line were unveiled, including a transparent 'cultural shed' by the powerhouse architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The elevated public park has been key to the transformation of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea from dodgy neighbourhoods to the envy of urbanists around the world. (with rents skyrocketing accordingly). What's enviable? What's unworkable?  Click on the yellow highlights on the map below to learn more.

What ideas should Canadian cities borrow? The Globe's architecture critic Lisa Rochon reports from New York

For more about design, follow Lisa Rochon's blog chasinghome.org.

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