Continuation of Popular High Line Park Opens

Manhattan's High Line is a new model for reclaiming underused spaces and turning them into successful public spaces. Phase 2 of the ambitious park opened yesterday to much fanfare.
June 13, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The ASLA blog team was there for opening day, and writes that the new segment packs "a rich array of experiences" into its 1/2 mile of former railroad trestle:

"At 23rd street, there's a new lawn and steps. Working with the existing infrastructure, the designers used the wider segment, once comprised of an extra set of rail tracks for offloading cargo, to create a larger gathering space. The steps anchor a 4,900-square foot lawn. At its north end, the lawn lifts visitors a few feet into the air, offering them views of 'Brooklyn to the east, and the Hudson River and New Jersey to the west.'"

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Published on Monday, June 13, 2011 in ASLA's The Dirt blog
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