Planking is Installed
Another milestone in Landscape Construction this week: Starting at the High Line's Southern end at Gansevoort Street, contractors have begun to install the park's planking system. These twelve-foot long smooth concrete planks will taper at the end, allowing plants to push up between them (and evoking the way the plants grew up around the rails when the High Line went wild.)
This will create an integrated system unlike the traditional park environment with planting boxes, raised beds and guard rails seperating people from planting areas.
Visible under the new planks is the High Line's drainage system, which is also part of Landscape Construction.