Monday, October 3, 2011

The High Line




Back from my adventures in NYC and I have to say the highlight was the High Line.

The High Line was built in the 1930's to transport freight trains and their cargo above the busy streets on the West Side of New York. It closed down in 1980 and was basically just an eyesore for many years. The city didn't quite know what to do with it.

Friends of the High Line was formed in 1999, a community-based non-profit group, and they saved  the historic structure that was then under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line worked in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.


 It's over 3 years since it first went public and it was such a thrill to finally walk above the street and take in all the amazing sights. Below are more of my snapshots. This is a must see sight if you are in NYC and need something special to highlight your day- this place will amaze you......a true urban oasis.









 














2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting, Jo! I walked the High Line for the first time in July and it was absolutely amazing. All it takes is concerned and committed citizens and vision. Great photos!

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