A Park In The Sky

The High Line in Manhattan, New York City at W...

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 One of the runaway hits of this past summer in New York has not been on Broadway – instead it has been at a most unusual park which is attracting millions of visitors from all around the world.

The disused elevated railway track that runs through downtown Manhattan now offers commuters and tourists alike a peaceful escape from the chaos on the busy city streets below.

The inside story of New York City’s so-called “park in the sky” is about to be told in a book called High Line.

Michael Maher took a stroll through the park to find out more.

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5 thoughts on “A Park In The Sky

  1. Shropshire Architect says:
    June 10, 2009 at 7:01 am
    An interesting project. I agree that some of the before pictures had a great impact, although the new planting is very well done between the floor structure.
    The best part is being able to walk around the city at a height that you are not used to and being able to see things from a new perspective.

    Read more: New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today! | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

  2. It’s not elevated (except where bridges were built to cross over roads), but we have the Iron Horse Trail in the East Bay near San Francisco that was originally a railroad converted into a biking, running, hiking trail and it runs for miles. It’s great to be on foot or on a bike and you don’t have to deal with cars and trucks.

    “The completed Iron Horse Regional Trail, as of 2014, spans a distance of 32 miles.”

    http://www.ebparks.org/parks/trails/iron_horse

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