Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The High Line - New York City

New York City is made up of numerous high rises, subways and people. It would be an understatement to say that New York City, with a population of 1,585,873 within only 22.96 square miles, is a crowded place to live. When you have 69,464 neighbors within a square mile, you learn to use every inch of space you have. The City of New York City has learned this as well and a prime example of this is the High Line. 

Originally built in the 1930's, it raised freight traffic 30 feet off the ground removing dangerous trains from pedestrian paths. The line was closed in the 1980's and sat untouched for many years. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park. 

The project was approved in 2002 and construction for the rehabilitation of the line began in 2006 and the final stretch of the project opened in spring of 2011. The project is a brilliant example of rehabilitation and attention to detail. When walking down the stretch, layers of the sidewalk seamlessly merge into the landscape, benches grown out of the ground and original train tracks guide the wheels of the lounges.

Along side the High Line, new residential buildings have been erected along side hundred year old buildings, creating an architecturally intriguing backdrop for your journey down the path.  The mixture of the old and new is a constant reminder as you wind down this landscaped trail elevated above all the commotion that everything in this city is used carefully.

Before Construction Began (image
Original Design of the High Line by 
James Corner Field Operations, 
Diller Scofidio + Renfro and 
Piet Oudolf

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Summer Watering Times

Another helpful Earth Day tip!

And please remember Denver Waters slogan!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is April 22, 2012 and we wanted to post some ways that you can participate in Earth Day through home ownership. Below you will find tips for ways to help, but in general remember to:

9 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient!!!

1. Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated
2. Upgrade or replace windows
3. Plant shade trees and shrubs around your house
4. Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system
5. Improve the efficiency of your hot water system
6. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
7. If you buy a new refrigerator, don’t leave the old one plugged in
8. Take advantage of new tax incentives to improve your home
9. Schedule an energy audit for more expert advice on your home as a whole

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9 Ways to Make Your Apartment or Condo More Energy Efficient!!!

1. Unplug the electronic items such as computers, televisions, cell phone chargers, etc.
2. Turn down your thermostat
3. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
4. Switch to cold-water washing
5. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
6. Stop junk mail by going to to be taken off the mailing lists
7. Use non-toxic, environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaning products
8. Use reusable bags
9. Only run your dishwasher or clothes washer when they are full

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