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New York: Thirty feet above Manhattan( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
The High Line is free fun. It's also one of the most successful urban parks to be created in the U.S. over the last 20 years. It's an old elevated railway line, running 30 feet above the Manhattan's Lower West Side. Though it was built in the 1930s, it's been trainless since 1980. Now owned by the city of New York and peppered with vegetation, resting spots and views, it opened to the public in 2009. A final segment at Hudson Yards near West 34th Street was still in the works as 2014 began. I took this photo in early 2012.
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