High Line in New York

You might have seen clips for the High Line on CNN. The High Line is an elevated railway line running through the West Side of Manhattan and is about 1.5 miles long. It is no longer in use and the “Friends of the High Line” act towards its preservation and reuse.

The current plans and construction work  going on will transform the High Line into a green area for New Yorkers; into a space where they can go for walking and taking a break from the city’s hussle. Somehting similar was done back in the 1990s in Paris, where an elevated railway structure was transformed into a pedestrian walkway; the Promenade Plantee Gallery.


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