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Sunday, 9 October 2011

The High Line, NYC

I possibly didn't choose the best day to go on the High Line, a new "park" in the center of Manhattan.  Despite the drizzle, it was a fantastic experience.  I got on just by the Standard Hotel  in the Meatpacking District, and walked up to 31st and 10th, where it ended.  The landscaping was amazing, the old railway track was seamlessly integrated with the new paving.  I loved how the paving slabs tapered off to give way to open grassy areas.  

This is a community based project, and was driven by local New Yorkers, philanthropists and artists, trying to preserve this piece of history from the developers.  The Railway track was there to take cattle to the meatpacking district for slaughter, but has become redundant since, and trains stopped using it in 1980.  Towards the end of the photos you can see a bit of the track which will be developed further, as the park is such a success!

I got this one from their website, click below for more of the same. 

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