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High Line: Designs For Third Section Of Park Unveiled (PHOTOS)

High Line 3rd Section

03/12/12 11:00 PM ET  AP

NEW YORK -- New York City parks officials and advocates have unveiled designs for the third and final section of the High Line, an elevated stretch of historic freight rail line in Manhattan that has been converted to a public park.

The final section will wrap around the Hudson Rail Yards between West 30th and West 34th streets.

Construction will be closely coordinated with the development of Hudson Yards, which will feature more than 12 million square feet of new office, residential, retail and cultural space.

Officials say the final section will cost about $90 million. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 with a full public opening scheduled for the spring of 2014.

The designs were presented at a community meeting on Monday night.

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In this artist's rendering provided by Friends of the High Line on Monday, March 12, 2012, part of the High Line's third section crosses above 10th Avenue and West 30th Street on New York City's West Side. The final section of the former freight rail line to be converted to a city park is expected to open to the public in Spring 2014. (AP Photo/Friends of the High Line, Design Team of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
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