This New York City park will be built on top of an active rail yard

The rail yards servicing New York Penn Station on Manhattan’s West Side don’t have much outdoor appeal. But soon, this area will have a public park built entirely above it.

The “Public Square,” part of the city’s massive Hudson Yards redevelopment project, is set to open in the fall of 2018 over the Eastern Rail Yard, between 10th and 11th avenues and 30th and 33rd streets. It will be built on stilt-like structures so that it doesn’t disrupt daily train service, which will...

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