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The High Line

The High Line, preliminary design, Gansevoort Street entry looking west showing slow stair and vegetal balcony. Computer-generated image.
The High Line, preliminary design, Gansevoort Street entry looking west showing slow stair and vegetal balcony. Computer-generated image. ( (c) 2005. City of New York. All rights reserved. )
The High Line, preliminary design, grasslands and planking system. Computer-generated image.
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.
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.
The High Line, preliminary design, planking system with circulation and construction details. Computer-generated image. ( (c) 2005. City of New York. All rights reserved. )
The High Line along the West Side until 34th Street.
The High Line along the West Side until 34th Street. ( map courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
The High Line was built in the 1930s to elevate dangerous railroad traffic above city streets.
The High Line was built in the 1930s to elevate dangerous railroad traffic above city streets. ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
There are over 25 kinds of plants thriving on the High Line.
There are over 25 kinds of plants thriving on the High Line. ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
Prior to the High Line's construction, Tenth Avenue was known as "Death Avenue" due to the high number of accidents
Prior to the High Line's construction, Tenth Avenue was known as "Death Avenue" due to the high number of accidents ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
Many people who live along its route are unaware of the High Line's "dual personality."
Many people who live along its route are unaware of the High Line's "dual personality." ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
The final freight train carried three carloads of frozen turkeys down the High Line in 1980.
The final freight train carried three carloads of frozen turkeys down the High Line in 1980. ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
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.
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. ( courtesy of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> )
The High Line curves through various neighborhoods.
The High Line curves through various neighborhoods. ( Adrienne Teleki )
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