Gallery: Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

The Tappan Zee Bridge in upstate New York has just been fast-tracked by President Obama for demolition and replacement. While bulldozers are firing up, some local officials are pleading to convert the old bridge into an elevated park and walkway, a la the High Line. Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, presents a compelling argument for greening the walkway, one that benefits both the environment and the city’s pocketbook. Feiner proposes that transforming the 3 mile bridge into a suburban High Line would not only link Rockland and Westchester Counties in a unique and never before seen way, but would also increase property value, tourism, environmental awareness, and physical activity. Not to mention, preserving the Tappan Zee Bridge would also save the city hundreds of millions of dollars in demolition costs.

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  1. mastan khan October 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Feiner states right . Let it become a monument . thumb up Feiner’s suggestion .