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|New York City's Park In The Sky|
|Thursday, 30 October 2008|
An abandoned New York City rail line, located on Manhattanís West Side, is getting a $170 million face lift and being remade into a park. The 13-mile, elevated High Line was built in 1929, and transported milk, meat, vegetables and other goods through the city. Trucking made the train line less necessary throughout the 1950s, and it was finally shut down in 1980.
Today, what remains is a 22-block section along the far west side of midtown Manhattan from Hudson Yards to the Meatpacking District, which became overgrown with weeds and wildflowers.† Developers looked to demolish the tracks, but a grassroots campaign to turn the land into a park led to a city-funded project that will preserve a nearby art gallery district, attract tourists and provide for affordable housing in the area.
High Line Park isnít open to the public yet, but you can see photos and read more about the project at http://www.thehighline.org
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2008 )|
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