Manhattan’s High Line Park – 7 Acres In The Sky

What do you do with an abandoned elevated railroad that runs 1.5 miles through the heart of Manhattan?  Turn it into a 7-acre urban park, of course.

Watch this amazing video about the creation of an oasis in the middle of the nation’s largest city.  It goes to show what community involvement and a desire to preserve the past, in a way that benefits present and future generations, can do.

For more information about this amazing space, click here: http://www.thehighline.org/

7 comments on “Manhattan’s High Line Park – 7 Acres In The Sky

  1. Truly AWESOME!! That’s called having vision that is not tied up in knots over keeping things the way they used to be.

    Thanks for sharing, Roy!!! I needed that!

  2. Thanks Amy. I got a real lift learning about the High Line as well. Just goes to show what can be done when people pull together. The demolition order had already been signed, yet they managed to save it and turn it into an amazing resource for millions of New Yorkers. I feel like taking a trip up there just to see it! Which I might just do next month 🙂

  3. Roy, this is one of the more terrific things you posted, and you’ve posted many terrific things in your time. We’re headed to the city in a few weeks; I’m definitely going to make this part of our trip. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  4. Wow! This is SOMEthing! What a neat idea. Maybe I’ll invite myself along with you when you make your trip to visit this!

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