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Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014
Posted By Jamie Hall On July 25, 2012 @ 8:25 am In Architecture,Green Space,Infrastructure,Manhattan,Parks / Wildlife | No Comments
NYC’s enormously popular High Line Park  is almost complete. The final 0.58-mile portion of the formerly abandoned railway line making up the elevated Chelsea park was donated by CSX Transportation  in early July under the Rails-to-Trails Program , and the elevated NYC park is on track to be opened to the public in 2014.
The CSX donation leaves the City of New York free to turn the property license over to Friends of the High Line , the organization responsible for the park’s maintenance and operations (as well private fundraising to help subsidize the park).
New York City’s Parks and Recreations Department  recently allocated $5 million to the High Line, a substantial portion of the $105 million budget available for the 2013-year. Previous sections of the park were released in 2009 and again 2011, which led to a “neighborhood renaissance” in Chelsea. The final section is estimated for 2013 completion and scheduled to be open to the public by 2014.
via The New York Post 
Photos by Leonel Lima Ponce  for Inhabitat
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URLs in this post:
 High Line Park: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/mayor-bloomberg-cuts-ribbon-on-the-high-line%E2%80%99s-newly-renamed-tiffany-co-foundation-overlook/
 CSX Transportation: http://www.csx.com/
 Rails-to-Trails Program: http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/final-section-of-the-high-line-on-track-for-2014/highline5/
 Friends of the High Line: http://www.thehighline.org/
 Parks and Recreations Department: http://www.nycgovparks.org/
 The New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/high_line_terminus_on_track_ToV94cFCLzJKNJQVccbcvK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=%20Local
 Leonel Lima Ponce: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonizzy
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