The High Line Blog

  • Construction, Fall 2008

    It's Friday, let's watch a video! Work on the High Line's Section 1 last fall included planting of perennials in beds from Gansevoort to 20th Street, steel removal on the 10th Avenue Square, and delivery of trees to the Gansevoort Woodland. This scope of work will continue until Section 1 open... read more
  • Alcove Seating Bench

    Photo by Jeffrey Donenfeld Alcove seating benches were installed this week on the High Line between 17th and 18th Streets. The FSC-certified IPE wood-- a sustainable Brazilian hardwood-- is the same material used for the High Line's peel-up benches. A vegetal screen will be installed behind the ... 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
  • Photo of the Week: Peel-up Bench Installed!

    FHL staff Patrick Hazari tries out the newly installed "peel-up" bench on the High Line. The FSC-certified IPE wood used for the bench is finished with an oil-based, clear-coat sealant that will protect the wood. Over time, the wood will weather naturally to a beautiful silver patina. Previous... read more
  • Northern Spur Preserve: Ramp Revealed!

    Work is quickly progressing at the Northern spur, a horticultural preserve located on a portion of the High Line that juts across 10th Avenue, just north of Chelsea Market.  The landscape at the Northern spur is designed to recall the self-sown landscape that grew up on the High Line after the ... read more
  • Matching Gift Challenge from Edward Norton

    Photo by Glen Wilson. Friends of the High Line Board Member Edward Norton has pledged to match every gift made in December, up to $100,000, with a gift to support the construction of the High Line.  Make a year-end donation to Friends of the High Line and your money will work twice as hard for ... read more
  • Planting on the High Line!

    High Line grasses and perennials arrived onsite at 6am this morning. Friends of the High Line Deputy Director of Horticulture Melissa Fisher is working on the installation of the plants along with the High Line construction and landscape team including: SiteWorks, Kelco Landscaping, Inc., The Pla... 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
  • Best of the High Line Blog

    The High Line is well on its way to becoming New York's first park in the sky, with plants taking root in late summer and the first section on schedule to open by the end of 2008. Keep up to date with the High Line's progress here on the Blog, written by Friends of the High Line's staff members: ... 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