The second section of the High Line, a public park built 30 feet above the streets of Manhattan on a 1930s-era elevated freight rail line, opened on Tuesday offering breathtaking views of the city. The opening of the second section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning, design and construction, the High Line is now one mile long, running from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Midtown West.
“The High Line is already a world-renowned destination and New York City icon,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Since work on the High Line began, we’ve seen the development of or planning for more than $2 billion in private investment, adding thousands of new residential units, thousands of new jobs, 1,000 new hotel rooms, and new restaurants, galleries and shops.”