NEW YORK • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the New York High Line yesterday as part of his week-long working visit to the United States.
The High Line - a 2.3km linear park built on a defunct section of a former elevated railway - has parallels to Singapore's own green corridor and has often been cited as a model of innovative urban redevelopment.
During his hour-long visit, Mr Lee was briefed on redevelopment plans in the 11-hectare Hudson Yards, a former railway yard, and the community spaces in the High Line park, which attracts 6.8 million visitors a year.
Singapore's green corridor, which is itself set to be turned into a series of parks, is 10 times longer than the High Line.
As part of his visit, Mr Lee is due to meet US leaders and attend a reception for Singaporeans living in New York.
He will also attend the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington later this week.