Friday, August 23, 2013

High Line Again

Just got back from NY where I walked the 2nd section of the The High Line urban park, built on the old raised railroad line running through Chelsea, the Meatpacking District to the Railyards near the Javits. 

The 1st section has plantings that have now matured and they even have a place to eat and buy souvenirs. The first time I walked it, a few months after it opened, there were only a few people up there, this time there were hundreds and the neighborhood has been transformed along the way. Lots of buildings renovated and even a lot of new construction. 

They have just started on the railyards but in anticipation there is new construction going on around it already. 

The Whitney is building a new museum on the High Line, never would have happened if it weren't for this elevated park.
This is like the idea of bike trails. To some it seems like it is frivolous but it spurs economic development.


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