…but something about the tone of this article ‘Landscaping as a Seductive First Step’, from the NY Times Blog is a bit off-putting. Not sure if it was the reference to ‘landscaping’ in the title (it’s kind of nit-picky but a gross simplification), the reference to Weiss/Manfredi as landscape architects (no disrespect meant at, I love their stuff, but it rings of the DS+R as lead thing with the High Line), or the reference to the site as a ‘nice wedding photo-op’ (literally referencing landscaping as decoration or icing on the cake that is the city).
:: image via NY Times
Nice try at least, and an indication of landscape as the armature and incentive for future development its laudable. In the scope of ‘no bad press’ I think it’s a throwaway – neutral at best. But I’d love to hear what others think – bold statement for landscape architecture, or puff piece that misses the point?