New York City’s High Line added a second section recently, which now makes the park – created from a neglected 1.45 mile-long elevated railway on the west side of Manhattan – span three neighbourhoods, becoming the most visited tourist destination in NYC.
Originally a freight rail line in operation from 1934 to 1980, the High Line carried meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office.
I went for a little walk on the High Line last year, and it is quite a magical place. Such a fantastic idea for reclaiming bits of forgotten industrial heritage.
via It’s Nice That