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The High Line of the Financial District officially opens today

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Will Gleason
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The Financial District now has its very own elevated park.

Liberty Park, a one-acre green space that sits 25-feet above the World Trade Center’s vehicle security center, had its official opening ceremony today and will now be open to the public daily between the hours of 6am and 11pm. 

The new park is sure to be a welcome addition to FiDi’s landscape. In addition to impressive views of the 9/11 Memorial, the park also features a 336-foot-long vertical garden (or “living wall”), a 200-foot overlook along Liberty Street and cascading, tiered teak seating. Eventually, it will also provide a home for a a Greek Orthodox shrine designed by Santiago Calatrava.

I’s the second large addition of green space to the Financial District in less than a week, just in time for the warm days of July and August. (Not to mention The Hills on Governors Island which will be opening next month.)

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