Bloomberg Credits High Line with $2b in Development

New York's High Line park isn't just a nice place for a stroll. Mayor Bloomberg credits the line with creating over 12,000 new jobs and $2 billion in private development.
June 6, 2011, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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New York Planning Director Amanda Burden spoke in the New York Times about the High Line's success.

Burden "emphasized the boost to property values, saying that in one building that abuts the lower section of the High Line, the price of apartments had doubled since the park opened, to about $2,000 a square foot. Ms. Burden called the area "Architects Row" as she ticked off the roster of designers of nearby buildings, including Jean Nouvel, Annabelle Selldorf and Neil Denari."

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Published on Monday, June 6, 2011 in The New York Times
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