Workers began installing the planks at Gansevoort Street, and are working their way north. These 12-foot-long, tapered planks will become the pathways on the High Line.
The tapered ends of the planks will allow the plantings to push through the cracks, blurring the edges of the hard-surface pathway into the softer planting areas. An early rendering of the concept by design team Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Some of the layers of the new walking surface, which is built on a bottom layer of concrete that sits inside the steel frame of the High Line.
Glenn Collins wrote a great piece for The New York Times in January about the construction going on atop the High Line.
There was also a beautiful slide show by photographer Damon Winter.