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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
Construction crews are installing the steel beams and columns that will make up the building frame of the new High Line Headquarters. Photo by Timothy Schenck
 

Visit the southern end of the High Line, and you will see a dramatic transformation in progress next to the park. Construction is underway on the new High Line Headquarters and Whitney Museum of American Art. Last week, the first delivery of steel I-beams and columns arrived on the job site, and crews began erecting the frame of what will be the future home of maintenance and operations for the High Line.

Follow us after the jump for a construction update and a photo tour of the site.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
Work is progressing at the site of the future High Line Headquarters. In the foreground, the formwork for the pile caps and grade beam are outlined in plywood. Crews will pour concrete into these forms; once the concrete dries, the plywood will be removed. Photo by Timothy Schenck
 

Stand on the High Line near its southern end, and look to the west toward the Hudson River. You will see a giant construction site covered with steel beams, plywood, backhoes, and other heavy duty equipment. It is all part of the ongoing work to build the new High Line Headquarters and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Follow us after the jump for a construction update and photos.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
The southern terminus of the High Line overlooks the construction site for the new downtown location of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line Headquarters.The southern terminus of the High Line overlooks the construction site for the new downtown location of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line Headquarters.
 

Near the High Line’s southern terminus, crews are hard at work preparing to pour the foundations for the new downtown location of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line Headquarters, which will provide critical support to the maintenance and operations of the High Line.

Follow us after the jump to watch a preview video of the museum, view photos of the construction, and learn more about the new High Line Headquarters.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist

Construction crews are busy installing plants and building the elevators, stairs, and design features in preparation for Section 2 to open next month. When we are ready to announce the opening date, we will share it with you here.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
Worker PlantingCrews recently installed more than 8,000 plants in the beds under the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover, a dense woodland area in Section 2. Here, a crew member plants Densiflora lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'Densiflora'), an evergreen groundcover. Photo by Tim Schneck
 

Now that the weather has warmed up and the soil has thawed, landscape crews are back at work, installing perennials and grasses in the planting beds throughout Section 2.

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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
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At the northern terminus of Section 2, construction crews recently hoisted a 15-by-35-foot steel frame into place. The frame is a key component of the Viewing Platform above the 30th Street Cut-Out, an area where the High Line’s concrete decking has been removed, revealing the steel gridwork of High Line beams and girders. The 30th Street Cut-Out will be one of the unique design features visitors find when Section 2 opens later this spring. 30th Street Cut-Out, thanks to The Pershing Square Foundation.

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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
seating-steps-largeLocated at West 22nd Street, the Seating Steps will be a central gathering space when Section 2 opens in the spring.
 

Between the recent snowstorms, crews have been working through the icy temperatures and frigid winds to install the Seating Steps – an elevated seating area near the Lawn in Section 2.

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