A new ‘floating’ park will be built on a disused railway running through central London.
The Camden Highline, a charity commissioned grassroots project, will turn a stretch of the railway viaduct into a new elevated park and walking route, connecting Camden Gardens in the west to York Way in the east. The route is 1.2km long and around 8 metres above ground, bringing new green space to locals by weaving through some of the highest density of housing in the area.
The project was inspired by the New York Highline, a public park on the west side of Manhatten, which is also built on a historic, elevated rail line and has been a hugely successful addition to the city.
Announcing the project on their official website, the charity hopes the park will “be a space that people will be inspired by, learn from and enjoy, with seating areas, cafés, public art and charitable activities.”
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