The NYC 1930’s rail transport line was saved from the wrecking ball and reinvented as the High Line Garden. The garden design was inspired by the native plants that once grew on the old line before it was transformed. Many people worked together to revitalize this public space. The details of removing toxins from the old tracks, installing proper irrigation, selecting plants that could survive without deep soil conditions were some of the challenges they faced. The first section opened in June 2009 (Gansevoort St to W. 30th St, NYC, NY).
The High Line offers a garden stroll 30′ above the ground passing lawn areas, trees, butterfly gardens, sculpture and benches. Plus, terrific views of the neighborhood.