A view along the Interim Walkway, a section of the High Line at the Rail Yards that features the self-seeded landscape that grew up after the trains stopped running 25 years ago. Photo by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD
Thanks to you, we did it!
Today, Friends of the High Line, along with our partners at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is proud to announce that the third and northernmost section of the park, the High Line at the Rail Yards, will open to the public on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
The opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards will be a momentous occasion for all of us – our neighbors, City officials, generous members and supporters, designers, construction workers, gardeners, and volunteers – who gave their time, energy, and funding over the years to save the High Line from demolition, and reimagine the very notion of what a public space could be. It will be the realization of our original dream for the High Line: to transform the entire structure, enabling visitors to walk all the way from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street. For the first time, we will all be able to walk the length of the High Line – traversing 22 city blocks, uninterrupted, 30 feet in the air, with expansive views of New York City, and the Hudson River.