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JFK Airport Could Soon Have Its Own Version of the High Line

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JetBlue's expanded Terminal 5 at JFK is set to open this coming Wednesday, and there are already plans in place to turn its roof into an open-air park, "[replicating] the experience of the High Line," according to the Times. (This does beg the question, though: what exactly qualifies as a "High Line" these days? The Queensway, for instance, is a proposed park that would be build on top of abandoned train tracks—that's certainly a High Line. This seems more like a big roof garden.) The park, designed by the architects at Gensler, who also did the terminal, would feature a dog walk, play area for kids, and some raised beds of grass, and possibly vendors serving food and drinks. It's expected to be completed next year.
· Terminal at J.F.K. Could Soon Offer Travelers a Bit of the High Line [NYT]
· JFK coverage [Curbed]