New Life for New York's High Line

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On April 10, workers began construction that will result in the conversion of Manhattan's High Line into a six-acre public park.  Trains once used the abandoned rail trestle, which snakes 1.5 miles across city streets, to deliver freight to buildings on the city's far West Side. The park will occupy the trestle's elevated rail deck, which rises between 18 and 30 feet above street level. The first section of the park, by the team of Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2008.

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