The High Line

Manhattan – Meatpacking District

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The High Line

Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street (bet. Tenth and Eleventh Aves.)
Manhattan, NY 10011

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Jane Jacobs would be proud. The High Line is a rare case of concerned citizens, City officials and developers working together on an urban-renewal project that satisfies all parties involved. The elevated park, built on a railway trestle that had been abandoned for 30 years, is a sliver of green that looks out onto the stark landscape of Manhattan's west side. Designed by landscape-architecture firm James Corner Field Operations and the architects at Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the renovation mimics the way nature had begun to overtake the park before it was saved from demolition by two friends who lived in the neighborhood. Section 2 of the High Line opened to the public on June 8, 2011; the new portion adds 10 blocks north of its original West 20th Street border. The High Line now runs from Gansevoort Street north to West 30th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.

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  • Free

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