I remember thinking The High Line was the dumbest idea ever, and then I walked it. It's really interesting, way more fun than you'd guess a 40ft wide park would be.
And not even the lovely Greenwich Village, but the newbuild soulless peninsula.
The efforts to recreate a High Line from scratch defeats the entire purpose. As great as the High Line is, you can do much better if you’re creating something completely new.
We need more of that in urban planning, not development firms half a world away designing them.
Having to create a new artificial one defeats the purpose..
The one time I visited it, it was crowded shoulder-to-shoulder, and getting through the people was distracting enough that I barely saw the scenery.
That said -- that's why it needs answering. It's a walking path that's proven incredibly popular among both New Yorkers and tourists.
It seems to be about half as long as the NYC High line though.