That’s why Michael Philipson, who owns a marketing firm in High Falls, helped found Garden Aerial. The nonprofit is dedicated to radically transforming the High Falls district.
“The ultimate goal is to turn attention to High Falls, the original start of Rochester, make it a world class destination,” Philipson said.
Garden Aerial just got a big boost from city government. City Council will vote this month on approving a state grant application for the group’s project. The project is still in the design stages and there is a lot of uncertainty about its future. But the nod from City Hall gives Garden Aerial, which many people don’t know about, more legitimacy.
So what is Garden Aerial’s vision?
1. Build a “floating garden” on the Pont de Rennes Bridge.
2. Build another bridge that gets up close to the falls. It would loop around the gorge.
3. Create a wintergarden on the brewery side of the falls.
Below is a video of the possibilities, but Philipson warns a lot could change.
Links of the Day:
– The Buffalo Bills have thumbed their noses at the public and declined to ease blackout rules. But they’ll have no problem accepting tax dollars for stadium renovations.
– An audit has found major problems with Rochester’s parking bureau. WHEC reports there are issues with collections and letting workers park for free.
– A Syracuse area animal shelter finds that few people want to adopt black cats.