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News: The Tide park in London

Hosted | July 19, 2019
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Featuring “landscaped trails for running, walking and meditation”, the world’s latest linear park, The Tide, is being introduced to the media in Greenwich, London today.

Developer Knight Dragon has certainly spared no expense in its efforts, commissioning Diller Scofidio + Renfro (the architecture firm behind the world’s greatest linear park, New York’s High Line) and adding outdoor artwork from the likes of Damien Hirst and Allen Jones. But in a city where every available square centimetre offers financial opportunity, profit is usually placed well above free public space in these types of place-making exercises. Let’s hope The Tide, and the star-studded creative cast behind it, can turn London’s private-development schemes in a more positive direction.

Source: Monocle and Design Boom / Photo: Jeff Moore

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