Elevated public parc on the High Line above Manhattan

The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan‘s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.

via : http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Line_%28New_York_City%29


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3 Responses to Elevated public parc on the High Line above Manhattan

  1. West side of Manhattan. Duhh.

    • annick says:

      Yes Fantastic isn’t it ? I’m looking forward to discovering the third part achievement.
      Thanks for you visit 🙂

  2. Pingback: Architectural Technologist – New York City and the high line park or Take a walk on the High Line Elevated Park, New York City

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