The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: The Spur at the Rail Yards

    This image from earlier this season shows the exposed steel framework of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Since then, this area, known as the Spur, has been filled in with a new concrete decking. New design renderings for this space will be unveiled during a program this upcoming Monday. Photo by... read more
  • Construction Update: Prepping the Concrete Deck

    Construction crews braved intense heat to make repairs to the historic High Line pipe railing. After welding is completed, the new railing segment will be painted. Photo by Timothy Schenck   Despite soaring temperatures, construction crews have been making great strides preparing the ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Work Continues

    A view from the end of the High Line at West 30th Street offers a front row seat to the construction and expansion happening on the final section of the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line   When construction is complete, The High Line at the Rail Yards will stretch one half mil... read more
  • Photo of the Week: High Line Headquarters

    Work continues on High Line Headquarters and the future location of the Whitney Museum of American Art as lush spring foliage pops up along the southern end of the High Line. Photo by Timothy Schenck Crews are busy installing the interior finishes to High Line Headquarters, a four-story buildin... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line at the Rail Yards

    View looking east, at 11th Avenue and West 30th Street. Before and after on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Along the straightaway between 10th and 11th Avenues, the self-seeded landscape is being removed to make way for the park’s new design features, but it will remain untouched on the western... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    A view of the New York City skyline with High Line Headquarters in the center foreground, and the Whitney Museum of American Art rising up next to it. Photo by Timothy Schenck A major milestone was passed last week when the windows were installed at the new High Line Headquarters, at the south... read more
  • Photo of the Week: A Look Back at the Rail Yards

    Construction crews work on the steel structure of the High Line on West 30th Street. Photographer Unknown When this photograph was taken in 1933, construction of the High Line, then called the New York Central Elevated Spur, was nearly complete. The elevated railway would soon be carrying freigh... read more
  • Construction Update: Sandblasting at the Rail Yards

    The transformation of the High Line’s final section into public open space has begun. Within the grey containment tent at West 30th Street, construction workers are cleaning and painting the High Line’s steel structure, one of the first tasks to prepare the site for waterproofing and landscaping... read more
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    Taken last month, this photographs shows construction crews lifting pallets of Roman brick from the courtyard onto the building’s fourth floor. Photo by Melissa Mansur   When you visit the park’s southern terminus this month, you will see the future home of maintenance and operations at t... read more
  • Rail Yards Weekends: Photo, Video, and More!

    A final look at the High Line at the Rail Yards before construction begins. Clockwise from upper right, photos by Beverly Israely, Liz Ligon, Liz Ligon  The High Line’s final section is currently closed to visitors, but earlier this month more than 1,600 people explored the final stretch ... read more