The long awaited High Line park has opened in – or rather above – NYC.
Built in the 1930s to carry freight above the streets of an industrial area of New York (reinvented as the the trendy Meatpacking District and an area of warehouses that now house art galleries) it has been rescued from disrepair, neglect and threat of demolition through the concerted efforts of a a community-based non-profit group. It’s now opened as an elevated park, with walkways, seating and landscaping.
See pictures on The Gothamist
Read more about the project on the project’s website.