Visiting transformed elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park was a thrill. It is a different experience we are not use to.
Also an extraordinary cultural performance space includes public arts projects, like The Mile-Long Opera, a unique music and poetry experience.
The avant-garde arts program and other site-specific exhibitions, murals, billboards, videos, and performances.
The High Line is another success to redevelop obsolete infrastructure as public space has inspired cities throughout the United States and World.
It become a magnet for visitors.
Elevated linear park is a 1.45-mile-long, trail created on a former New York Central Railroad tracks on the west side of Manhattan.
The abandoned spur has been redesigned as a “living system” drawing from multiple disciplines which include landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology.
Since opening in 2009, the High Line has become an icon of contemporary landscape architecture.
The park runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street Hudson Yards and The Vessel.
The High Line was inspired by the 2.9 mi long Promenade plantée / Tree-Lined Walkway, a similar project in Paris completed in 1993.
Impact of the High Line as became a tourist attraction spurred real estate development.
Adjacent neighborhoods increasing real-estate values and prices of accommodations along the route.
The park had nearly eight million visitors per year as of 2019.
High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. Along entire hike you can stop 2 Eat, Shop, Stay or enjoy views, murals and more.