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Onion Things - Issue #30 - Explore, The High Line.

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July 18 · Issue #30 · View online
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Explore, The High Line.
Inspired by a tree-lined walkway of Paris (la Promenade Plantée, also known as La Coulée Verte), the High Line is a linear public park built on an old elevated rail line located on Manhattan’s West side. While the Promenade Plantée is 2.9 miles long (4.7 km) and was inaugurated in 1993, the High Line measures 1.45 mile-long (2.33 km) and opened in three stages, from 2009 to 2014.
The High Line begins in Hudson Yards and ends at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, next to the beautiful Whitney Museum.
Initially, the original High Line was built in the early 1900s with the goal of preventing trains from hitting pedestrians in the streets. After being abandoned in 1980, the organization Friends of the High Line launched an idea competition with the purpose of saving the structure. It could have been transformed into a rollercoaster or a long swimming-pool but the project of reusing the existing rail was more supported.
Today, it has become a very popular attraction, where you can enjoy a unique greenway and its great view of the Hudson River.
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