The High Line was planned after the original railway line was retired, and the main body is actually similar to a viaduct. Walking in it is like walking in a garden hanging in the air. There are various buildings on both sides of the road, including office buildings, apartments, and old buildings that can be seen for a long time. Artistic graffiti can be seen from time to time. This time when we came for a walk, it happened to be the end of autumn, and we could often see trees in full bloom, which was very pleasant.
A textbook-like existence in the design world, the pedestrian park transformed with a disused elevated railway line has a sense of modern fashion and industrial style, with a small pool on it. The surrounding buildings are also beautiful.
More than 200 kinds of plants have been carefully designed and grow vigorously in a two-kilometer-long linear garden, hiding two abandoned railroad tracks and becoming a green ribbon in the sky of Manhattan. I especially admire the high line park in New York, not only because of its special landscape, but also because of the story behind it, reflecting the United States’ advocacy of democracy and the rule of law, respect for the spirit of individuals, and the courage and courage of the United States under this system. Individuals who stick to their beliefs have the possibility of realizing any ideal. At that time, real estate developers took a fancy to the low land prices in the area where the abandoned railroad tracks are located. They lobbied the New York City government to dismantle the railroads and build commercial real estate. They won the support of Mayor Giuliani, who is determined to change the area where crime is rampant and the environment is harsh. When the vigorous mayor, the real estate developer who is devouring whales, and the wealthy landowner seem to rush over by a speeding train, two young people in this city stand in the middle of the railway! Freelance writer David and painter Hammond love the two kilometers of lush weeds, blooming wildflowers, and the beauty of the sunset over the Hudson River over this section of Manhattan. Since 1999, the two of them established the non-profit organization "Friends of the High Speed Rail", which distributed leaflets from door to door. Against the strong opposition of the landlords below the high-speed rail, they persuaded photographers to photograph the natural world on the railroad, and litigated with the New York City government. Participated in courts and hearings this time, lost the lawsuit but won time, and finally ushered in a turning point. After 7 years of hard work, with the help of celebrities, celebrities, and officials, 20 million funds were raised, plus 150 million government grants. Construction of the High Line Garden started in 2006, officially opened in 2009, and the third phase of the project was completed in 2014. The High Line successfully integrates into the New York City background and the daily lives of New Yorkers. ＊＊Practical tips: 1. How to get there? There are many entrances to the park on 10th Avenue. The southern end is near the 14th Street Station on the A, C, or E subway lines, and the north end is near the Line 7 34th Street Station. There are clear lines on google map, you can find it by typing "high line". 2. It is estimated that it will take 1 hour to walk down slowly. In the evening, you can watch the sunset on the Hudson River in the High Line Park, which is very beautiful. 3. It is recommended to go from north to south. Near the southern end is the Chelsea Market, the most emotional market in New York, where you can taste lobster, oysters, lobster rolls and other delicacies.
The high-line park shuttles through a green line between the high-rise buildings in New York. It attracts a lot of people to come for sightseeing. When we came at noon, the white-collar workers from nearby also came for a walk.
Surprisingly good. In the real urban landscape, when you walk through street after street, the cube building slides in and out of sight, wandering in the air, watching vehicles pass by, and it has a kind of beauty that feels like New York. This section of the elevated railway that was once abandoned is blooming with extraordinary brilliance. You can choose to walk from 34th Street at the North End. There is line 7 there. It is very convenient. The more you go to the south, the more fashionable you can go downstairs by the elevator when you reach the Chelsea Market. The market is worth visiting. Going up to the southernmost point is the Hudson River. With the river view alone, the Whitney Art Museum is moved from the old museum. It opened soon. It is full of modernist paintings and photography. It is worth a visit. It is recommended to visit on Friday. 19:00-22:00, can suggest fare. The elevated walkway takes 1 hour. There are many seats, but there are almost no snacks to buy. Please buy them downstairs and bring them for consumption.