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The Goods Line: Sydney Begins Work on its own High Line-Style Urban Park

by , 03/27/14

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The Goods Line will be a 500-meter-long urban pedestrian and cycle network stretching from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. The park will serve as a hub that connects 80,000 students, locals and visitors with a number of major attractions, like the Powerhouse Museum, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the future Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre.

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ASPECT Studios and Choi Ropiha Fighera designed the elevated public space for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Study pods, pop-up bars, restaurants, lounge spaces, play areas, stages and pedestrian paths will all be included in the new urban park. Remnants of the railway (like the rail itself and bridges) will be revamped and highlighted as a nod to the line’s historic past.

Related: Construction Begins on Chicago’s 2.7 Mile Elevated Bloomingdale Trail

Work on the North corridor has already begun, and it’s expected to be completed in November 2014, which will coincide with the opening of UTS’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School designed by Frank Gehry. The South corridor, which is already an existing pedestrian corridor, will be revamped after this first section is completed. The city is also performing a feasibility study on extending The Goods Line even further to Mortuary Station and Redfern.

+ ASPECT Studios

+ Choi Ropiha Fighera

+ Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Via A/N Blog

Images ©ASPECT Studios

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