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High Hopes for the High Line

Last week, WMF staff visited the High Line, a new park in New York on an old elevated rail line that has become the talk of the town. Amy Freitag, WMF's Director of U.S. Programs, was highly involved in the project when she was Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects in New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation. Her former colleague Patrick Cullina, Vice President for Horticulture and Operations for the Highline, gave us a great walking tour of the entire park, from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street.

At the end, we chatted with Peter Mullan, Director of Planning for the Highline, about the history and the future of the project. It was a fabulous and informative outing, and we're all looking forward to the Highline's next stage, which will open in the fall of 2010.

Photo © Tony Gonzalez