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5 Amazing Parks in the Sky (Slideshow)

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5 Amazing Parks in the Sky (Slideshow)

When a railroad becomes defunct, what happens to the tracks and stations left over? All too often, they are abandoned to overgrowth and rot. However, in a few special cases, the community takes the railroad structures and turns them into a unique new public space, fit for the enjoyment of all. Here are a few of those unique converted railroads.

(via Huffington Post and Guest of a Guest)

 

1. High Line – New York, New York (above)

New York’s High Line is an elevated public park built atop a historic freight railway, running in a 1.45 mile long stretch above the streets of New York City. It’s home to over 150 native plant species, as well as lofty views and peaceful greenery.

Photo Credit: Iwan Bann, High Line Park

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8:08AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

pretty amazing! us adapting to the needs for space and flora!

1:47PM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

thank you

10:43AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

How cool! Thanks for sharing with us!

8:18AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Amazing! Love the lego bridge!

8:14PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Am I the only one who thinks this idea is not all that different from the famous Angeles Flight in Los Angeles that's been there for years with its different idea for utilizing tracks?

10:44AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Amazing what you can do

10:27PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

I am an ex New Yorker. I went home to visit and we had lunch on High Line. Soooo nice in the middle of chaos.

9:10PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Very cool

8:29AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

very cool

5:28PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Cool-thanks

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