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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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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
pipeThe Seating Steps and Lawn will be a central gathering spot when Section 2 opens in the spring.
 

Crews have finished rolling out the sod on what will be the High Line's first lawn—a 4,900 square foot swath of inviting turf in Section 2.

The Lawn is located between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets, where the High Line opens up to a wider area that once housed an extra track that served a loading deck for the adjacent warehouse.

In recent weeks, the High Line's contractors have installed sod in this central gathering spot. The sod is comprised of a mix of varied grasses that is more tolerant of heavy use, foot traffic, heat, and shade than a typical lawn.

When Section 2 opens in the spring, visitors will find that the Lawn "peels-up" at the northern end, offering an elevated vantage point from which to view the city skyline to the east, and the Hudson River to the west.

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Author: 
Kate Lindquist
pipeThe Viewing Spur's painted steel frame has arrived. Next, crews will install the glass guardrail, viewing platform, and wood benches.
 

If you are walking near 10th Avenue and West 26th Street, look up and you will notice a new addition to the High Line. The Viewing Spur is starting to take shape.

Author: 
Kate Lindquist
pipeAmerican holly trees (Ilex opaca) were lifted onto the High Line, where they are being planted in the Chelsea Thicket.
Chelsea Thicket South in memory of Janice H. Levin.
 

Earlier this morning, American holly trees (Ilex opaca) — the first trees to be planted in Section 2 — were lifted from the street onto the High Line near West 21st Street.

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