The Last Section of NYC's High Line is Open!
|High Line, NYC|
Big news: In New York City, the High Line at the Rail Yards - the third and northernmost section of the park - is now open to the public!
New York’s extraordinary elevated public space now extends nearly 1.5 miles from Gansevoort Street to West 34th. You can experience the city from a different perspective as the High Line takes a big swing west toward the Hudson River around old railroad yards.
In this last and final section of the park to open, part of the old rail line that was abandoned years ago is left intact.
|from this and that blog |
The landscape planting plan was done by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf who left the rusted tracks filled with Queen Anne's lace, chokecherry, milkweed -which is just what you'd expect to find in an abandoned lot.
In addition, there are benches and picnic tables, a spacious plaza and a place where children can explore. It was designed by James Corner Field Operations (with Diller Scofidio & Renfro).
|from This and That blog|
|photo by Joel Sternfeld - High Line abandoned|
|High Line phase 1|
|Last section is open|