Wednesday, June 17, 2009
ode to the big apple
for those who may not know....
The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980.
After much anticipation, a culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) is now open to the public.
history has been made....
if you are near by, go pet the grass for me, please