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Visitors Get One Last Chance To See A Piece Of The High Line In Pristine State

(credit: Mark Mason/CBS)

(credit: Mark Mason/CBS)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — They are getting ready to extend the high line from its northern terminus at 30th Street to the Javits Center.

The final piece of the High line was opened for limited public tours on Saturday. Visitors who had reserved advance tickets were able to get a look at the elevated tracks in their original state, prior to the start of a $90-million park extension project.

Visitors told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that they welcomed the chance to get a look at the High Line in its original state.

“It’s wonderful, it’s nice to see the high line in a pristine state before they go ahead and change it,” said Steven.

1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten has more…


The new section of the park will include a space called the Interim Walkway which will be located where the tracks curve northwest around the rail yard at 30th Street and 12th Ave. A section of self seeding landscape will remain untouched, giving guests a chance to observe native plant growth, morning doves, and chickadees, the Daily News reported.

The first phase of the face lift is expected to open in 2014.

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