Philly Breaks Ground on Its Own High Line-Style Park

A rendering of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park (Credit: Studio Bryan Hanes)

A rendering of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park (Credit: Studio Bryan Hanes)

Construction on Philadelphia’s long-anticipated Reading Viaduct Rail Park broke ground this week, with phase one of the project slated for completion in early 2018. The full vision encompasses three miles of abandoned railroad transformed into an above- and below-ground park. Phase one tackles a 25,000-square-foot section of elevated tracks that will feature a walking path, seating, landscaping, lighting and gathering spaces.

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