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High Line Elevated Park

Photos 

Photo taken by Jessica Sheridan

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #237138

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Park built on steel stringer bridges over city streets
Location
New York City, New York County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1929-34; Abandoned in 1980; Faced threats of demolition in the mid-1980s and again during the Guliani administration; Conversion into a park began in 2006; Section I opened in 2009; Section II opened in 2011; Section III Opened 2014
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 7,656.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Also called
NYC - High Line
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74726, -74.00523   (decimal degrees)
40°44'50" N, 74°00'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/583981/4511176 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 53106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 21, 2014: Updated by Luke: Final section has been converted and opened.
  • June 25, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "First of its kind"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated future plans
  • August 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

High Line Elevated Park
Posted September 21, 2014, by Ralph Demars (rdemars1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know where i'm going on my next vacation!

High Line Elevated Park
Posted June 25, 2013, by Carolyn Susor (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the coolest thing! Beautiful landscaping, wide walkways, street musicians. & it looks like people love it. More cities should do elevated parks like this!