High Line, NYC
The High line is a new public garden that opened in 2009 in the meatpacking and Chelsea district of NYC. What used to be an abandoned above ground train tracks was turned into a beautiful architectural masterpiece.
What did used to be just some tracks covered in weeds was supposed to be ripped down until someone suggested it be turned into a park. A contest was held and the design was picked, and in September 2009 the park opened with great success. The High Line passes some of the best architecture in NYC and gives the user a higher look at all the architecture and live on NYC.
Not only does is pass some of the best architecture but it actually goes through some buildings. The park gives not only tourist but New Yorkers a whole new experience in a busy and up and coming neighborhood.
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. Fixed and movable seating, lighting, and special features are also included in the park.
More information can be found at http://www.thehighline.org/.
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