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7 industrial projects reborn as creative public spaces

By: Sidney Stevens on July 18, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
High Line Park

Photo: ZUMA Press

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High Line Park

This newly opened public green space on Manhattan’s west side is a former 1.45-mile elevated freight rail line. Running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, High Line Park offers above-street walkways, gardens, tours, performances, art exhibits and educational programs. Similar open spaces are being planned in Philadelphia, Chicago and many other cities.