Futuristic Park Designs Unveiled For High Line

Four teams of architects previewed plans for the abandoned railway corridor running along Manhattan's West Side.
July 18, 2004, 5am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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The Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit group leading the effort to redesign the railway as an elevated park, displayed four of the 52 plans submitted in March. On exhibit at the Center for Architecture, the ideas for what one official called 'the Central Park of our generation' ranged from a traditional park-and-trail system to an outlandish 'wetland beach' complete with sand and water. The conversion is expected to cost between $70 and $100 million and has been tied to the new Jets Stadium at 31st Street.

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Published on Friday, July 16, 2004 in Newsday
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