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DAY 8 Walk The High Line

This morning we changed hotels and then took the subway to 14th Street to go to the Chelsea Markets for brunch.
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The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. A similar project in Paris (the nearly 3 mile Promenade plantée, completed in 1993) was the inspiration for this project. The High Line Park currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks below West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center.

The recycling of the railway into an urban park has spurred real estate development in the neighborhoods which lie along the line.

Here are some views from The High Line.
At the steps upto

At the steps upto

View along The High Line

View along The High Line

View from The High Line - view to The Empire State Building

View from The High Line - view to The Empire State Building

View from The High Line

View from The High Line

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Posted by Kangatraveller 11:31

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