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Retrofitted and reused buildings Knocking down the heritage of a city and building anew is rarely a popular choice. So retrofitting and finding new uses for old buildings is a firmly held smart city principle. New York has made one of the most visible moves in this direction with the High Line park, showing that an old municipal railway line can reintroduce green space into the city centre.

Cities get smart: urban innovation - in pictures

The top five abandanone railway lines turned urban public spaces. I'm more interested in travelling to wild spaces than cities these days, but but I'd visit these spaces.

Here we look at the top five abandoned railway lines turned urban public spaces from around the world.

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apple store @ 5th Ave, nyc / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects: great shot

Apple Flag Store @ Ave, NYC by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects: Great shot!

Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

Image 17 of 43 from gallery of Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects. Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

W Hotel & Residences - SOM Architects - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Поиск в Google

W Hotel Residences - SOM Architects - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ameller, Dubois & Associés  — Residential building overlooking the river Seine

Ameller, Dubois Associés — Residential building overlooking the river Seine

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the cantilevered rooftop of Centra Metropark in New Jersey gives the main entrance a modern, futuristic vibe.

Centra Metropark by KPF KPF’s design for the renovation of the five-story, Centra office building generates a strong horizontal composition of dark grey and clear glass.

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