Friday, February 17, 2012

NYC - The High Line

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Diana Mini using bulb setting (Lomography Chrome 100 X-Pro)

One place I marked as completely necessary to visit while in NYC was the High Line. I had read about it & was intrigued by the urban re-utilisation project & also the thrilling views from it's various platforms & overpasses.

The story behind the High line is a fascinating one. Here are are a few facts about the High Line:

It was built between 1929 and 1934.

It cost over $130 million in 1930 dollars, equating to more than $2 billion today.

In 1980 the last train runs on the High Line, pulling three carloads of frozen turkeys.

April 2006, construction begins on Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street)

2008, Landscape Construction begins on Section 1, with construction and installation of pathways, access points, seating, lighting, and planting.

June 9, 2009, Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street) opens to the public.

June 8, 2011, Section 2 (West 20th Street to West 30th Street) opens to the public.

You can discover more about the High Line at

See how I painted the night on my Diana Mini with views from the High Line.

x Mel

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Your photos here (and the other ones, especially) are spectacular! The lights are phenomenal, and it makes me ache a little to have my own Diana Mini. ;)

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