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Old Posted Oct 24, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by patriotizzy View Post
I've got a question. So the high lines are being made into neat parks, but what happens under the highline (next to the roads)? Do they leave it as ugly as before? I would much rather have them tear down the high line and just build parks on their footprints. I don't know though, maybe someone can shed some light for me.
Well, a street level park in Manhattan at that location simply wouldn't work. The High Line is a right of way that passes various commercial and residential buildings. At street level, it would be something else, and wouldn't work as a continous park anyway because there are too many crosstreets. But there are a variety of uses planned for the spaces anyway (stores, restaurants, etc.) similar to what's planned for the space underneath the FDR and the new east river park there.

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