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The High Line

10 July 2011


I love open spaces and parks within busy cities and the High Line in New York is no exception.

The formerly abandoned 1930s elevated rail structure has been transformed over the past few years into a landscaped pedestrian walkway by James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, it was used to carry meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office. The High Line is a result of a decade of campaigning and planning by local residents after it came under threat of demolition. The first section of the park opened in 2009 and second section has just opened.

If you get the chance to visit NY then this is a must see, it’s a fantastic way to see the city skyline and the Hudson River.



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