Great Museums is a television series that celebrates the world of museums. For a recent episode narrated by New York City actress Susan Sarandon, the series showcases the High Line, an elevated public park built on an abandoned elevated subway track. Since opening in 2009, the High Line has become one of the most popular destination in New York City for tourists and locals alike, drawing nearly 5 million visitors annually.
The mile-and-a half-long High Line offers visitors a carefully curated world of woodlands, thickets, prairies and meadows - floating 30 feet in the air - through 22 blocks of Manhattan's West Side. It is like a living museum of plants - a tour de force of public landscaping - carefully curated atop an abandoned elevated railroad that was saved from the wrecking ball. "We filmed the High Line over the course of two years to capture the full glory of all four seasons," says Chesney Doyle, co-executive producer of Great Museums.
via Great Museums
Originally published on February 2nd, 2015
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