Monday, October 26, 2009

The High Line

The High Line, New York City's newest and most unusual park, is situated on an abandoned elevated rail line that snakes through Chelsea. It seemed more like conceptual art when it was first proposed, but has proved to be a smashing success. Thousands of residents and tourists crowded the High Line on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Even though the park is sited thirty feet above the pavement, the designers have created ways to connect the park to the street below.Unexpected connections have developed with the park's surroundings. This fire escape at 20th Street has become a popular venue for musicians, like this jazz band that entertained strollers.
I imagine that the real estate values are climbing all along the High Line. Construction and renovation can be seen all along the park.


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