On Wednesday, New York invited the public to the official opening of the extension of the HighLine, an innovative park built on old railroad tracks that run along the west side of the island of Manhattan to nine meters high.
Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists walked for the first time into the second part of the new garden which now extends from Gansevoort Street to number 30, for more than a mile of abandoned roads that have been reinvented to break with the traditional concept of a park.
The first part was released in June 2009 and since then, it has generated 2,000 million dollars in private investment, the construction of two hotels-including the Standard, one of the most exclusive in the Big Apple, and the creation of 12,000 jobs, although its construction has cost $ 153 million.
“The High Line has become an internationally recognized destination and an icon of New York City, so that the opening of the second section makes it an even more enjoyable experience,” said the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, while cutting the ribbon. In addition, its third and final section will be built through street 34.
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