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The Reading Viaduct, a hulking century-old masonry and steel railroad trestle, runs for ten blocks north of Center City. Abandoned since 1984, the viaduct has long been overrun by weeds, trash, and graffiti. But now there is growing interest in redeveloping the railway into an elevated park—just like the High Line in New York. This story originally appeared on Philadelphia NPR member station WHYY  on July 8, 2011, and it was rebroadcast on Public Radio Remix, a national “best of” radio show.

 

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