Wednesday, June 15, 2005

High Line Park on Track

A NY Times update on the High Line shares that Monday's decision by the federal Surface Transportation Board to allow "interim trail use" for the abandoned rail line indicates a major step forward for the project.

Although the project has been in the works since 1999, it seems that only now has the project gained momentum with both city officials and local property owners. We are still a fairly long way away from seeing the future park that is envisioned - with the next step being to secure an agreement with the owner for trail use of the line. However, it appears increasingly likely that the dream of the High Line will one day be a reality (unlike the plans for a Lower East side Olympic stadium)

Confused about what the High Line is? Check Prade's earlier coverage of the plan here.

The High Line as it stands today.

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