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New York High Line

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The High Line is a 1.2-mile long abandoned elevated freight rail line along the west side of  lower Manhattan, which was built in the 1930s to eliminate dangerous street-level railroad crossings. Having fallen into disuse and destined to be torn down, it was then restored, largely due to the efforts of neighborhood initiative Friends of the High Line, into an elevated, meandering park, known as New Yorks Park in the Sky. The innovative concept not only turned a derelict industrial structure into a very unusual and strikingly beautiful greenspace, it has also triggered real estate development and business in the neighborhoods which lie along the line.
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For more information visit the High Line Website.

 

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