Monday, September 26, 2011

The High Line

One of the first things I found on my wanderings in New York was the famous High Line.
This is the culmination of a modernisation project of the old raised railway tracks that ran through the Meatpacking District and Chelsea.

Instead of demolishing these old railway tracks, they have been converted into a raised public walkway and gardens.
I think it's a fantastic idea.
The area has been transformed by the High Line. An area that was once industrial and run down has become a focus for development, with the High Line drawing people in.
It's just such a New York thing, something so out of place in the a bustling city that seems to fit in so perfectly.

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