I find this perversely reassuring. I've visited The High Line, and frankly found it indistinguishable from Portfolioplis to a degree that unnerved me. A visitor moves through such spaces cautiously, half-expecting that it is all mirage — but wondering just the same if might contain, possibly, some kind of portal, some secret passageway to Porfolioplis itself. — Rob Walker's Design Observer blog
Walker has begun to collect images from contests, exhibitions and blogs and of course portfolios, of a seductive imagined place. A place he names Portfoliopolis. He admits he would love to live there as it is without fail, urban + walkable as well as convenient but still sustainable. Walker briefly sends up the language of architectural speak, ending with a critical eye on the High Line. Which, he offers as an example of how occasionally something from Portfolioplis does manifest itself in our own familiar, three-dimensional geography.