The High Line Blog

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    Exploring New Design Features at the Rail Yards

    Looking west at toward the Hudson River, on the Interim Walkway at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo by Iwan Baan The High Line at the Rail Yards is the third and northernmost section of the High Line park. One half-mile in length, this section runs between West 30th and West 34th ... read more
  • Your Input on the Design of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    High Line at the Rail Yards Community Meeting in December, 2011. Photo by Yoon Kim  We asked. You told us. Now the fun begins. In December, more than 200 neighborhood residents joined us at Public School 11 in Chelsea to tell us what they want to see in the design of the third and f... read more
  • Your Input at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting

      Since the very beginning, community input has played an important role in shaping the development of the High Line. This tradition continues today. More than 400 neighbors, supporters, members, and friends attended the High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting on Monday, Marc... read more
  • 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
  • VIDEO: High Line Co-Founders Vincent Scully Prize Acceptance Speech

    High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond accept the Vincent Scully Prize at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum. Photo by Emily Clack Photography On September 30, Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond were awarded the prestigious Vincent Scul... read more
  • Urbanized Now Playing at the IFC Center

    Designers, architects, engineers, and planning nerds like us will appreciate A.O. Scott’s review of Gary Hustwit’s new film, Urbanized in today’s New York Times. “Like a really good class taught by a team of enthusiastic professors, Urbanized supplies grist for many late-night arguments or... read more
  • Updated Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinct design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that grew between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s.&nbs... read more
  • The High Line as a Green Roof

    Beneath the concrete planks and beautiful plantings is an advanced system for water drainage and retention. Photo by Iwan Baan.  While you’re walking along the High Line, you may not realize it, but below your feet is an intricate drainage system that helps to reduce storm water runoff an... read more
  • TEXAS is More Interesting Than You Think

    I was in Dallas a few weeks ago and learned about a couple of inspiring projects. Utopian re-conquest of  TX I met a woman named Sarah Jane Semrad, who, along with a crew of activists, is turning a 35-acre site into an Arts Residency with the main building going up around an abandoned train tr... read more
  • Section 2: Seating Steps and Lawn Come Together

    The Seating Steps and Lawn will be a central gathering spot when Section 2 opens in the spring.  Crews have finished rolling out the sod on what will be the High Line's first lawn—a 4,900 square foot swath of inviting turf in Section 2. The Lawn is located between West 22nd and West 23rd... read more