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Old Posted Nov 5, 2006, 1:21 PM
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Originally Posted by WonderlandPark
This is such a friggin' cool project.
What is the 'open to public' date?
It really is one of the coolest projects underway in New York right now, even though we don't talk about it much. It will be sort of an urban version of the boardwalk/promenade/whatever else they can cram up there.

As far as opening, here's a little on that from the press release:

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This first section of the park will run from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, and is projected to open in Spring 2008.

Construction will start with site preparation (2006-7), which includes removal of rail tracks and ballast, comprehensive waterproofing, and stripping and painting of all steel. This will be followed by construction of the public landscape (2007-8), which includes access systems (stairs and elevators), pathways, plantings, seating, lighting, safety enhancements and other features. A preliminary design for the first phase of the High Line's transformation, by the design team of Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, can be viewed at www.thehighline.org. The design will continue to evolve as the project moves through site preparation to the start of construction of the public landscape.
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