04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NY's High Line Designer Wins Park Job In Santa Monica

This qualifies as very good news for fans of ambitious landscape architecture, not to mention for residents of Santa Monica: Field Operations, the superb landscape and urban design firm that collaborated with architects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan, has prevailed in a high-powered design competition for a 7-acre park in the heart of the Santa Monica Civic Center. Santa Monica's principal architect, Miriam Mulder, confirmed the news in a phone interview Friday afternoon.

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