The perfect combination of city and nature
The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
It was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. Friends of the High Line, a community-based non-profit group, formed in 1999 when the historic structure was under threat of demolition. Friends of the High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park.
There were some real nice buildings (from great architects) and views on the high line. I really loved it. It's nice to see how they make a good thing from a lost one. This is so New York!