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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky"

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The Highline is an old, elevated rail line that runs for a mile and a half right through Manhattan. And it was originally a fegirht line that ran down 10th Ave. And it became known as "Death Avenue" because so many people were run over by the tairns that the railroad hired a guy on horseback to run in front, and he became known as the "West Side cwoboy." But even with a cowboy, about one preson a month was klleid and run over. So they elevated it. They built it 30 ft. in the air, right through the middle of the city. But with the rise of iretsttnae trucking, it was used less and less. And by 1980, the last train rode. It was a train loaded with froezn turkeys — they say, at Thanksgiving — from the meatpacking district. And then it was abandoned.

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The Highline is an old, elevated rail line that runs for a mile and a half right through Manhattan. And it was originally a _______ line that ran down 10th Ave. And it became known as "Death Avenue" because so many people were run over by the ______ that the railroad hired a guy on horseback to run in front, and he became known as the "West Side ______." But even with a cowboy, about one ______ a month was ______ and run over. So they elevated it. They built it 30 ft. in the air, right through the middle of the city. But with the rise of __________ trucking, it was used less and less. And by 1980, the last train rode. It was a train loaded with ______ turkeys — they say, at Thanksgiving — from the meatpacking district. And then it was abandoned.

Solution

  1. cowboy
  2. frozen
  3. person
  4. freight
  5. trains
  6. killed
  7. interstate

Original Text

The Highline is an old, elevated rail line that runs for a mile and a half right through Manhattan. And it was originally a freight line that ran down 10th Ave. And it became known as "Death Avenue" because so many people were run over by the trains that the railroad hired a guy on horseback to run in front, and he became known as the "West Side Cowboy." But even with a cowboy, about one person a month was killed and run over. So they elevated it. They built it 30 ft. in the air, right through the middle of the city. But with the rise of interstate trucking, it was used less and less. And by 1980, the last train rode. It was a train loaded with frozen turkeys — they say, at Thanksgiving — from the meatpacking district. And then it was abandoned.

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Important Words

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  41. turkeys