The High Line in New York City is a 1.45-mile-long structure built in the 1930s to carry freight trains. It runs from the Meatpacking District, through West Chelsea, and ends at 34th Street, next to the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The last train ran on it in 1980. It is now being remade into a landscaped set of gardens right in the middle of the city. The first section, from from Gansevoort Street (between 10th and 11th) to 20th Street is now open. I walked it last week with my family and it really is an amazing feat. You can stand 20 feet above the traffic in the middle of a meadow and see the Empire State Building in the distance.
Add a Comment