Tokyo May Get Its Very Own High Line

the Tokyo Expressway running through Ginza could be turned into a park filled with greenery. (Illustration courtesy of Tokyo Expressway)


The economic benefits of New York’s High Line have been made clear.  The elevated park that was converted from a disused railway has generated so much tourism and increases in land value that some $2 billion in new economic activity is attributed to the High Line. Now, other cities are following those blue prints to create new value from old infrastructure and Tokyo could be next.

The Tokyo Expressway is a short, 2km expressway that runs through Ginza. In terms of length, it’s about the same as New York’s High Line.[…]

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