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HIGH LINE ON TRACK

By TOM TOPOUSIS

Last updated: 3:14 am
March 16, 2009
Posted: 1:38 am
March 16, 2009

The High Line is ready to bloom.

With a grand opening scheduled for June, the first section of the elevated trestle between the Meatpacking District and 20th Street has come to life, with grass, trees and thousands of plants in its reconstructed rail bed.

More than 650 trees and shrubs have been planted, including a dense thicket of woods designed to create a dramatic grove called the Gansevoort Woodland at the southern end of the park.

Grass has already taken root in the soil placed between restored rail tracks and the concrete planking used to form walkways through the length of the park.

The opening of the first section in June will be followed by the second section, between 20th and 30th streets, in spring 2010.

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