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Nondik gertu Hell's Kitchen, New York (United States)

HIGH LINE, A REVITALIZED PIECE OF NEW YORK CITY’S PAST
October 5th, 2016


Spanish

Entre mediados de 1800 y principios de 1900, los trenes de carga discurrían a nivel de calle, creando condiciones muy peligrosas para los peatones, por lo que la Décima Avenida se conoció con el apodo de “Avenida de la Muerte”.

Para evitar esta situación de peligro, se construyó una vía elevada de tren, que discurrían entre los edificios, desde la calle Gansevoort, en el distrito de la carne, y el oeste de la calle 34, entre la décima y décimo segunda avenidas.

En 1980 circuló el último tren formado por tres vagones cargados de pavos congelados.

Precisamente, el High Line es un parque construido sobre esta histórica línea de ferrocarril de carga, situada en la zona oeste de Manhattan, que se ha recuperado y acondicionado como parque urbano, de carácter público, para su uso por los peatones.


English
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.


HIGH LINE HISTORY

Mid-1800s to early 1900s
Freight trains run along street- level railroad tracks creating dangerous conditions for pedestrians. Tenth Avenue earns the nickname “Death Avenue.”


1934 As part of the West Side Improvement Project, the High Line opens to trains. It runs from 34th Street to St John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street. It is designed to go through the center of buildings, rather than over the avenues carrying goods to and from Manhattan’s largest industrial district.





1980 The last train runs on the High Line in 1980, pulling three carloads of frozen turkeys.


1999 The non-profit advocacy group Friends of the High Line is founded by Joshua David, Robert Hammond, and other community members to campaign for the High Line’s preservation and reuse as public open space.

The first section of the High Line (from Gansevoort to 20th Streets) opens in June 2009 .

The second section from (20th to 30th Streets) opens in June 2011.

The third section (from 30th to 34th Streets) opens in September 2014 .

The High Line is now maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line –a non-profit conservancy– in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.


TOP 10 MUST-SEE (listed North to South)


1. High Line at the Rail Yards
Stand on top of the 11th Ave- nue stairs and enjoy the 360° panoramic view that includes the Interim Walkway with its self-seeded landscape; the Hudson River; midtown’s sky- scapers, industrial landmarks, and modern buildings; and the trains of the West Side Yard. In coming years, the railyards will be built over and developed into Related Properties’ Hudson Yards, a 26-acre mixed-use project.





2. Rail Track Walks
Here exposed original rail tracks allow you to walk along a path once travelled by freight trains.





3. Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover
As the High Line passes between two monumental former storage warehouses at West 25th Street, a grated metal pathway – the Falcone Flyover – begins to lift from the structure’s surface. Stretching for three blocks, the Flyover allows visitors to travel through a grove of bigleaf magnolia, sassafras, and serviceberry trees at canopy-level.





4. High Line Art Mural
Artist Barbara Kruger’s large- scale, hand-painted mural Untitled (Blind Idealism Is...) is installed on the wall of a neighboring building at West 22nd Street. This mural is one of 30+ artworks on view this year as part of High Line Art.





5. Chelsea Thicket
The two-block-long Chelsea Thicket, between West 21st and West 22nd Streets, features a pathway winding gently through a mini forest of lush dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, hollies, and other dense shrubs and trees.








6. 10th Avenue Square
This unique space where the High Line crosses 10th Avenue (at West 17th Street) was created by removing some of the railway’s steel beams. The resulting amphitheater-like space boasts views up 10th Avenue to the north and views of the Hudson River and de Statue of Liberty to the South.





7. Northern Spur Preserve
At West 16th Street, a spur splits from the primary High Line structure and crosses 10th Avenue. The spur’s plantings evoke the wild landscape the grew on the High Line before it was a park.








8. Chelsea Market Passage
This semi-enclosed passage, between West 15th and West 16th Streets, features art and public programs, as well as food carts and an open-air cafe during the warmer months.





9. Diller-Von Fustenberg Sundeck & Water Feature
This pathway, between West 14th and West 15th Streets, is anked by lounge chairs and a water feature that offers visitors a chance to dip their toes during the spring and summer. You’ll also catch some of the best views of the sunset from here.





10. Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook
A dramatic balcony marks the point at which the High Line was severed in the 1990s and demolished south of Gansevoort Street. The overlook offers a view eastward to the Meatpacking District and westward to the newly-opened Whitney Museum of American Art.


October 5th, 2016
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10th Avenue Square

Panoramica
Waypoint

Chelsea Market Passage

High Line New York
Waypoint

Chelsea Thicket

High Line New York
Waypoint

Diller-Von Fustenberg Sundeck & Water Feature

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High Line Art Mural

High Line New York
Parada de tren

High Line at the Rail Yards

High Line New York
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Northern Spur Preserve

The High Line
Waypoint

Nude Subathers

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Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover

High Line New York
Waypoint

Rail Track Walks

High Line New York
Waypoint

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

High Line New York

9 iritzi

  • argazkia maicaestelles

    maicaestelles 17-oct-2016

    Un paseo corto pero interesante

  • argazkia ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds 17-oct-2016

    Si, muy interesante y un buen ejemplo de recuperación de espacios urbanos, ya que sobre el trazado aéreo de una antigua vía de ferrocarril, que discurría entre edificios, se ha habilitado un auténtico "sendero" urbano, con múltiples actividades y, todo ello, a una altura considerable sobre la rasante de las calles.
    Un abrazo.

  • argazkia ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds 17-oct-2016

    Postdata:
    No me he atrevido a traducirlo con Google o cualquier otro traductor... ya que los resultados no serían óptimos.

  • argazkia Pablo de Gárate

    Pablo de Gárate 18-oct-2016

    Excelente paseo, y magnífica descripción.
    Hace ya casi dos años que no recorro el High Line, pero es una caminata original y muy interesante.
    !Enhorabuena!

  • argazkia ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds 18-oct-2016

    Muchas gracias, Pablo.
    Ha sido mi primer viaje a Nueva York y me ha encantado; es una ciudad para volver repetidamente, en diferentes épocas...
    Y de paso, he aprovechado para hacer tres pequeños recorridos, uno de los cuales ha sido el High Line.
    Un abrazo y a ver si algún día tenemos la oportunidad de encontrarnos en el camino.

  • argazkia Antonio L. Tomás

    Antonio L. Tomás 15-dic-2017

    Me voy a NY y pienso hacerlo !! Gracias José Ignacio: eres un gran documentalista

  • argazkia ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds 15-dic-2017

    Muchas gracias a tí, Antonio, os encantará.
    Al finalizar el trayecto, de norte a sur, podéis comer una estupenda hamburguesa en Bubby's High Line.
    Bubby's High Line
    Un abrazo.

  • argazkia Har Kadosh

    Har Kadosh 07-may-2018

    Yo lo hice en agosto del 2015 y me entusiasmó. Realmente es muy original y proyecta una imagen renovada de un sector abandonado. Nuevas urbanizaciones están surgiendo como hongos y todas de máxima calidad. Lo recorrí ida y vuelta y lo recomiendo a todos los visitantes.

  • argazkia ignacio.ds

    ignacio.ds 07-may-2018

    Muchas gracias, Har, por tu comentario.
    A mi también me entusiasmó y, como indicas, es muy recomendable.
    Un buen ejemplo de recuperación de espacios públicos, en este caso, de una antigua vía elevada sobre la ciudad. Más original, imposible.
    Saludos.

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