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Urban renewal -- New York (N.Y.)

The High Line

The High Line, which runs 1.45 miles along a disused railroad line on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, is one of those successful urban projects that brings beauty to a neighborhood. Funded entirely through private donors and drives, the aerial greenway provides a park-like space where trains used to rumble through with cars full of frozen turkeys and coal for power plants. The site is...