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historical | The High Line
historical | The High Line
historical | The High Line
historical | The High Line

Historical Images of The High Line...

Historical Images of The High Line

Decades ago the site of forthcoming High Line was home to one of the city's first open air farmer's market, which later became known as The Gansevoort Market (not related to the new Gansevoort Market), providing locally sourced produce. The area where the original market place was is today the site of luxury condos, retail space restaurants and bars.

In 1929, the New York City and the New York Central Railroad Company embarked on an ambitious project that would elevate the ground-level tracks along Manhattan’s West Side and, more importantly, modernize the handling of the city’s transportation of food supply. The architects envisioned The High Line, "city within a city, where in which freight trains would run directly through enormous new buildings and warehouses equipped with private loading docks known as sidings".

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