00:50The High Line: New York's Green Oasis
The High Line is a park in Manhattan that was built on a section of the former New York Central Railroad, elevated 9 meters above ground. The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets and is now a perfect spot for relaxing, events, art, music etc. After its closure in 1980, the railroad started to fall in disrepair, therefore the structure was under the threat of demolition.
This is how the Line looked in the beginning.
The first section of the High Line opened to the public in 2009; section 2 – in 2011.
Flowers grow in the park self-seeding; however, the park staff mows the grass. Sometimes you can notice some parts of rusty rails. But today they are look more like art Installations, mounted in the base of the park for reason.
Lounge chairs and benches along the park's path make it easy for New Yorkers to relax and get away from it all. Some of those lounge chairs even roll along the train tracks.
The park can be reached through nine entrances, four of which are accessible to people with disabilities.
The park's attractions include naturalized plantings that are inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the disused tracks and new, often unexpected views of the city and the Hudson River.
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