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New York's 'Highline' to inspire green elevated space in St. Louis

10:10 PM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
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By Ashley Yarchin

St. Louis (KSDK) - You may have seen the one in New York City, an elevated park along a historic railroad. It's currently one of just two in the world, and soon St. Louis will be added to that list.

At an event in north city Thursday night, folks from the Great Rivers Greenway District opened the scaffolding to the public, and let people climb 45 feet into the air to take a look at "The Trestle." In about three to five years, it'll be part of a mile-and-a-half stretch of green space through the city, and it'll boast some of the most beautiful views.

It's a $50 million undertaking, and those who got a glimpse of the space say it's worth it.

"This is just one of those really exciting game-changing type of projects," said Rachel Powers, who lives in Florissant.

"I think it's the bomb," added Aida Rodriguez of north city. "Yeah, I'm gonna get a bike and I'm gonna ride on this thing."

While fundraising and construction will take some time, next month you'll see a new green mural above I-70 to get the word out about the project.

KSDK

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