High Line, Part Two

The next section of New York City's elevated linear park known as the High Line is expected to open next spring. <em>The New York Times</em> offers a preview.
December 21, 2010, 10am PST | Nate Berg
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Though no opening date has been set, the new section will double the accessible length of the park.

"Mr. Mullan, a vice president of Friends of the High Line, was standing on the elevated line near a section of the park that was once a sort of fertile urban valley above the street, where wild trees and plants thrived in the trapped moisture and heat in a canyonlike stretch of track between two buildings.

Designers of the second phase of the High Line worked this quirk into the park design, creating a 'Woodland Flyover' section in which a steel walkway eight feet above the park's surface allows for expansive planting beds and dense vegetation."

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Published on Sunday, December 19, 2010 in The New York Times
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