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Life In 360°: An Elevated View

The Washington Post takes us to a Manhatten park with a difference.

If we are to believe Hollywood, the split second the zombies turn up nature is going to start eating all our major cities. Lack of humanity, particularly when it is perpetuated by the rising of the dead from the ground seems to mean an imminent onslaught from trees growing in skyscrapers and while you’re distracted by the long grass now occupying the bus stop unfortunately you’ve been killed by a lion walking down the high street because all the animals have escaped from the nearby zooLife In 360° / 360 Degree Video

I’m looking at you I Am Legend and I am judging you something fierce.

I am of course somewhat joking as we see such examples of nature reclaiming developed land all the time. Abandoned buildings beginning to be swallowed up and were humanity not here signs of civilization would be gone in a relatively quick time, at least in the grand scheme of things.

That’s the thing with time. What is valid now, won’t necessarily be around forever. Or even a decade from now. Cities evolve over time just like everything else and buildings and services rise and fall. Today’s video sees us join the Washington post to see how one former landmark got a new lease of life and provided a spot of greenery to Manhattan, as they explain:

“Transformed from an elevated freight rail line into an urban park on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is one of the most unique parks in New York City. Post travel writer Andrea Sachs explored the 1.45-mile strip and found everything she needed along the trail.”

Check out the video below. VRFocus will be back on Monday with another example of 360 degree video from around the world. We’ll see you then.

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