The High Line: Elevated Park

7 Apr

Theres a new park open in the lower west side of Manhattan in New York City, and its no ordinary park. Built atop the old freight rail tracks once known as the West Side Line, this 2.33km elevated parkway is one of the most unique models of urban renewal.

The elevated rail line used to serve the factories and warehouses in the district, with parts of the line running right through some buildings. But in the 1960’s the line was officially closed down. For years the looming ironwork of the line was slated to be demolished, but just recently was revitalized into a beautiful parkway. With native trees and plants, a street view ampitheater, and amazing views, the High Line park has been well recieved. The new park sits above the traffic of the busy streets below, and is even encouraging new real estate developments around it.

Now take a look through the photos and enjoy.

3 Responses to “The High Line: Elevated Park”

  1. amarige panache April 9, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Hey – is this the park that is under the Standard hotel? I love it there, always stay there when I’m in NYC, the park is amaze!

    Thanks for the memories!

    AP.

    • fivepuddles April 9, 2011 at 10:28 am #

      Yes you are correct.

  2. Dawn Henning April 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    The highline is one of my favorite spots in New York. Great pics.

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