The High Line Park in New York City is an urban park with a twist. This is because the 1-mile long park is in fact built on a 1.45-mile section of the unused and elevated freight railroad track called the West Side Line.
The park/line runs along the entire lower west side of Manhattan and is a welcome contrast to the urban landscape. Having been to this park myself recently I can vouch for its beauty, I love how it has given the surrounding parts of New York City a much needed breath of fresh air. It’s therefore no surprise that the High Line Park in New York has become one of the city’s top attractions, if you’re heading round those parts it’s not to be missed!
White, environmentally sound and cool to the touch OLED lights could very well be the future of mundane office environment lighting, but for now they’re just meant to be man handled by four geeks at a table.
Still, Office Space comparisons aside, for me the simple dimming of the four-square OLED, and the fact that these lights won’t rape and pillage the environment like those nasty mercury-containing fluorescents we see everywhere today, were cool enough to warrant the wait.
Unfortunately, just like OLED HDTV screens, these lights are starting small and expensive (the prototype shown here is just 24-inches). Hopefully the $2 million Department of Energy grant awarded to manufacturer UDC in July 2008 (it’s their prototype) will hasten the process, if only slightly.