Highline

new york, new york

The High Line was opened to trains in 1934 -- designed to directly service factories and warehouses along it route directly.  By the 1950's, the growth of interstate trucking led to a decline of rail traffic, and y the the mid-1960's, the southern section of the High Line in New York had been demolished.  In 1980, the High Line carried its last Conrail load of freight -- three container cars stocked with frozen Turkeys 

Today, The High Line stands as contemporary icon of re-use and urban redevelopment.  The  1.45 mile urban park currently runs from Gansevoort Street to 30th Street -- eventually terminating at the Javitz Convention Center on 33rd Street