Gallery: NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Spee...

Jeff Koons may want to hang a train over the High Line, but the park’s creators, Friends of the High Line, have decided to put a train back on the High Line in order to keep up with the park’s extreme popularity. Because of the park’s growing crowds every summer, which are anticipated to double when the final section is complete, the architects and engineers have decided it is time to put a people-mover style tram on the High Line to help pedestrians get from one side of the High Line to the other. While the original rails will still be daintily planted with wildflowers and grasses, a high-speed levitating train line will be built alongside the park to transport tired and crowd-weary tourists the 1.3-miles, end to end.

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  1. rpvitiello February 20, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I actually though the 7 train extension should continue up along the highline since the extension ends right where the line starts. If you wanted to build a park, it could of been built above the tracks. Than you would actually have a transit line for that section of the city that lacks transit, and also had a walkway above it as well.

  2. Notbrick September 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

    The purpose of the Highline park is to get people to enjoy a space elevated from the city. Yes it is long, but its not about getting from one place to another quickly, its about the journey and experience of being there. If they wanted to just move people along, they should have installed the rail on the Highline and not have dealt with park in the first place. Oh and not to mention that theres a tram already below the structure. Im offended by this proposal, whether its real or not.

  3. deeprock June 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    umm…shouldn’t this article be in the Onion?

  4. Darkly April 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    You almost had me!