Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The High Line plan keeps chugging along

The public-space project's latest achievement was getting approval this week from the federal body that oversees rail corridors, thereby opening the door for the structure's current owner, railway operator CSX, to transfer the High Line to the city. The Friends of the High Line's latest PR says work on transforming the former elevated railroad is slated to start later this year, with the first phase (from Gansevoort Street to 15th Street) opening to the public in late 2007 or early 2008. Which still feels like a long way away, but I guess even when things are going hunky-dory, renovation takes time. Meanwhile, FHL is asking for public support tomorrow morning by showing up at City Hall and wearing one of their free green T-shirts to back the project at a council subcomittee hearing.

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