The High Line Blog

  • Work Continues; Soil for Section 1 to Arrive in Early April!

    The landscaping of the High Line is one the most exciting aspects of this project. Much has been happening on site in preparation for this part of construction. On site, resident engineer LiRo and construction management team KiSKA are working with Kelco Landscaping, Inc., the landscape contrac... read more
  • Where Have All the Trailers Gone?

    In addition to all the shoveling the High Line staff did to keep the park open this weekend, our temporary Maintenance & Operations facility has been moved down to the southern entrance of the High Line, at street level. In order to get ready for the joining of Section 1 to Section 2 (still unde... read more
  • Waterproofing

    Waterproofing the final sections between 20th and 22nd Streets.  This afternoon, our crews are finishing waterproofing work on the southernmost part of the High Line's Section 2, near 20th Street. Waterproofing the top layer of screed concrete will prevent standing rainwater and damage to ... read more
  • The High Line Loses 3.5 Tons!

        At approximately 8:00 this morning, the High Line construction crew cut four massive steel panels from the north side of the 10th Avenue Square. The square, which sits over 10th Avenue at 17th Street, will be one of the most distinctive design features when the High Lin... read more
  • Take a Tour of Section 2

    Here's an advance look at Section 2, the new part of the High Line that will extend the park all the way to West 30th Street and open next spring. Join us for a virtual tour of some of Section 2's most exciting design features. We're grateful to all our supporters for making this possible. ... read more
  • Take a Tour of Section 2

    Here's an advance look at Section 2, the new part of the High Line that will extend the park all the way to West 30th Street and open next spring. Join us for a virtual tour of some of Section 2's most exciting design features. We're grateful to all our supporters for making this possible. ... read more
  • Take a Tour of Section 2

    Here's an advance look at Section 2, the new part of the High Line that will extend the park all the way to West 30th Street and open next spring. Join us for a virtual tour of some of Section 2's most exciting design features. We're grateful to all our supporters for making this possible. ... read more
  • Subsoil Delivery

      In preparation for the arrival of plants later this fall, a layer of subsoil has just been delivered to the High Line above 19th Street. This soil, part of the High Line's layered Living Roof system, will serve as a base for the topsoil in which plants will eventually grow. Subsoil... read more
  • Site Photography: Planking Installation

      Timothy Schenck, on our engineering team, has taken some beautiful site photos throughout the construction process. More after the jump.     read more
  • Section 2: Trees Arrive in the Chelsea Thicket

    American holly trees (Ilex opaca) were lifted onto the High Line, where they are being planted in the Chelsea Thicket. Chelsea Thicket South in memory of Janice H. Levin.   Earlier this morning, American holly trees (Ilex opaca) — the first trees to be planted in Section 2 — w... read more