× !

The third section of the High Line, from 30th to 34th Streets, will be closed to park visitors from Tuesday, February 9, to Tuesday, February 23, due to an ongoing construction project. The High Line between 30th and Gansevoort Streets will remain accessible to visitors during this time.

My Favorite Pool - Swimming Pools Part II

Enlarge

This remains my favorite proposal for the reuse of the High Line - a mile long lap pool. Nathalie Rinne, an architecture student in Vienna submitted the plan and as part of our 2003 Ideas Competition.

The simplicity of the idea, the singularity of use and the graphic way in which it was conveyed made it the favorite of the jury and one of four winners of the competition.  I think the David Hockney swimmer helped also.

Enlarge

Earlier: Swimming Pools Part I















Recent Posts
Yutaka Sone’s Marble Island
view post
Plant(s) of the Week: Bigleaf magnolia & Umbrella tree
view post