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The High Line

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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The High Line, preliminary design, Gansevoort Street entry looking west showing slow stair and vegetal balcony. Computer-generated image.
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The High Line, preliminary design, grasslands and planking system. Computer-generated image.
(c) 2005. City of New York. All rights reserved.
The High Line, preliminary design, nighttime surface lighting. Computer-generated image.
(c) 2005. City of New York. All rights reserved.
The High Line, preliminary design, planking system with circulation and construction details. Computer-generated image.
map courtesy of Friends of the High Line
The High Line along the West Side until 34th Street.
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
The High Line was built in the 1930s to elevate dangerous railroad traffic above city streets.
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
There are over 25 kinds of plants thriving on the High Line.
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
Prior to the High Line's construction, Tenth Avenue was known as "Death Avenue" due to the high number of accidents
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
Many people who live along its route are unaware of the High Line's "dual personality."
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
The final freight train carried three carloads of frozen turkeys down the High Line in 1980.
courtesy of Friends of the High Line
In the 1960s, the southernmost portion of the High Line was torn down. In 1993, another chunk between Bank and Little West 12th Streets was demolished.
Adrienne Teleki
The High Line curves through various neighborhoods.

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