The NYC High Line or The Immigrants Highway?
The High Line in New York and, and the other High Line — the Immigrant Highway in Brazil.
1 — The High Line of New York City.
The High Line, NYC
The High Line of New York.
An old, abandoned railway that has become a park.
In 1847, New York City authorized the construction of train tracks along 10th and 11th Avenue on the west side of Manhattan.
Street-level rails were used by freight trains on the New York Central Railroad, which transported goods such as coal, dairy and beef.
And it created dangerous conditions for pedestrians.
The 10th Avenue became known as “Death Avenue”.
In 1910, more than 540 people were killed by trains.
The West Side improvement project began when the city’s Traffic Commission ordered the removal of street-level rails;
A plan to remove street rails and create a raised railway line.
The first train was on the High Line — which was called the “West Side High Line.”
The line was fully operational in 1934, transporting millions of tons of meat, dairy and products.