The High Line

The High Line is a mile long urban park in New York on the site of what was an elevated freight railroad spur. Take a look at section 2 of The High Line designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Here is some history about the place:

“The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.”

via: design boom (photography: Iwan Baan)

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