Photo of the Week: Evening Silhouette

Photo by Mike TschappatHigh Line Photographer Mike Tschappat captured an interesting view of the High Line with visitors and Chelsea Piers in the background, silhouetted against a warm end-of-the-day sky.

High Line Photographer Mike Tschappat has visited the park regularly this past year, consistently finding new and interesting ways of documenting our mile-and-a-half of green space. The simplicity of this particular composition highlights the details of the High Line’s historic Art Deco railings and how their design interacts with the framework of neighboring Chelsea Piers’ net-enclosed driving range.

Chelsea Piers is part of the same industrial history that the High Line was born into. Piers 59, 60, and 61 were once bustling state-of-the-art ports when they were opened in the early 20th century, but later fell into disuse until they were re-opened in 1995 as a sports and activity complex. The High Line and Chelsea Piers are just a couple of examples of former industrial sites on Manhattan's West Side that have been repurposed for public use, and are part of the ever-changing story of New York City.

View more of Mike Tschappat’s beautiful High Line photographs – and share yours – in the High Line Flickr Pool.

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