The Tide's Coming In
Amy Frearson, editorial director of Dezeen, looks at how The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula’s new linear park, may play a unique role in uniting Londoners.
It has been a decade since the first stretch of the High Line opened in New York, and since then architects and developers all over the world have been trying to replicate it. But on Greenwich Peninsula, something a little bit different is happening.
Rather than simply creating a copycat of that pioneering elevated parkway, developer Knight Dragon has instead enlisted the co-designers behind it, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (lead), in partnership with Neiheiser Argyros, to show what else they can do. The result is The Tide, a riverside park that, once complete, will loop through all of the Peninsula’s seven neighbourhoods.