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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Diller: A stealthy reimagining of urban public space

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In 2004, my studio came into the orbit of two inspired citizen activists who launched a campaign to save a 1.5-mile stretch of derelict infrastructure and convert it into a public park. After years of sgrutlge and munntoig pressure from local deevpleros, the High Line was saved from demolition, and we, along with our partners James Corner and Piet Oudolf, were put in crahge of degsniing it. We fell in love with the accidental ecosystem that developed there after yeras of neglect. Rather than making architecture, we vowed to protect this place from architecture.

Open Cloze

In 2004, my studio came into the orbit of two inspired citizen activists who launched a campaign to save a 1.5-mile stretch of derelict infrastructure and convert it into a public park. After years of ________ and ________ pressure from local __________, the High Line was saved from demolition, and we, along with our partners James Corner and Piet Oudolf, were put in ______ of _________ it. We fell in love with the accidental ecosystem that developed there after _____ of neglect. Rather than making architecture, we vowed to protect this place from architecture.

Solution

  1. charge
  2. mounting
  3. struggle
  4. developers
  5. years
  6. designing

Original Text

In 2004, my studio came into the orbit of two inspired citizen activists who launched a campaign to save a 1.5-mile stretch of derelict infrastructure and convert it into a public park. After years of struggle and mounting pressure from local developers, the High Line was saved from demolition, and we, along with our partners James Corner and Piet Oudolf, were put in charge of designing it. We fell in love with the accidental ecosystem that developed there after years of neglect. Rather than making architecture, we vowed to protect this place from architecture.

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