13 March 2012

New York City's High Line

The High Line is a public park in New York City which was built on an old railway running between 10th and 11th Avenues, and extending from to Gansevoort Street to 30th Street. Upon the completion of its third and final phase, it will run north to 34th Street.

The first installation, located near the Hudson River from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street, opened in 2009. The second phase of the project extended the park through West Chelsea up to 30th Street. Construction has yet begin on the last section of the park which will make its way west on 30th Street and around the West Side Railyards to end at 34th Street near the Javis Center.

The initial designs for the last installation were released this Monday by friends of the High Line. This third section will be closely integrated into the Hudson Yards project, with a walkway to allow visitors to make their way through the full expanse of the park while the project is completed. The new designs were published by the New York Times and can be seen after the jump.

Construction on the third phase is set to be completed by the end of 2013 with a public opening in the spring of 2014. Spring quickly approaching upon us here in New York City, the High Line is definitely a favorite hot spot. You'll probably find me there on a sunny day on a lunch break, with friends after ballet training, or knitting away like I do (like a boss*).

To view the designs for the High Line's last section, click here.

Photo credit: Iwan Baan

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