High Line Map: Help Choose the Next Cover Image


We are getting ready to print the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump to see the finalists and vote for your favorite.

What kind of image best represents the High Line experience?

We asked ourselves that question as we set out to design the cover of the third edition of the High Line Map, a popular merchandise item and a benefit of membership with Friends of the High Line.

In our opinion, the beautiful landscape, unique architectural design, and interesting views of the city make the experience of visiting the High Line so special. We kept these qualities in mind while searching through our photography archives, and with the help of our superstar design team at OCD, we’ve narrowed in on the three images below.

Please help us decide which one to choose. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE


ABOVE A view of the High Line’s Radial Bench, at West 30th Street, looking south toward the Wildflower Field. This beautiful summertime photograph by Austin Kennedy features a quiet moment framed by golden grasses, summer blooms, and the varied architecture of West Chelsea.


ABOVE A view looking west at the Wildflower Field, a planting area on the High Line between West 27th and West 29th Streets. The High Line offers a new way to see New York City. In this photograph, taken by Iwan Baan, verdant spring growth contrasts with the surrounding cityscape of West Chelsea.


ABOVE A view looking west at the Washington Grasslands, a planting zone between Little West 12th and West 13th Streets, just south of The Standard, High Line. Early evenings are the perfect time to relax at the park and watch sunsets over the Hudson River. Photo by Austin Kennedy

The winning image will be the one that gets the most ‘likes’ on Facebook by the 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Cast your vote now, and you’ll be entered to win a new High Line Map and a limited-edition copy of Designing the High Line, a hand-numbered, full-color, 160-page clothbound book presenting the comprehensive final design drawings and renderings of the High Line between Gansevoort and West 30th Streets, as well as historical photographs, maps, and construction photographs.

Do you have an image that represents that High Line experience?

Share your favorite shots in the High Line Flickr Pool, or tag images them on Twitter or Instagram with @highlinenyc.

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