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Plans are also afoot for stage three, which hopes to se­cure a fur­ther stretch of the track at the West Rail Yards for the park. the­high­line.org

Three ur­ban de­sign en­trepreneurs have now also be­gun pro­pos­als to cre­ate a “low line” in an old trol­ley ter­mi­nal on the Lower East Side. Of­fi­cial name, De­lancey Un­der­ground, their idea is to chan­nel sun­light through fi­bre-op­tic ca­bles. Ren­der­ings can be seen at: ny­mag.com/

news/in­tel­li­gencer/the-low-line-2011-9/ Since the open­ing of its first sec­tion in 2009, the High Line Park has proved to be both an ar­chi­tec­tural and de­sign triumph and an ac­ces­si­ble draw­card for New York­ers and vis­i­tors alike. De­signed by Diller Scofidio + Ren­fro, it turned an un­used, his­toric el­e­vated freight rail line into a roughly mile-long public park run­ning from the Meat­pack­ing Dis­trict through Chelsea to West 30th Street. Aside from the strik­ing plant­ing pro­gramme, which used hardy plants that had al­ready seeded and were grow­ing nat­u­rally on the old tracks, an­other rare plea­sure of walk­ing the High­line is the glimpse it gives you into Man­hat­tan’s rooftop world.

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