The High Line Blog

  • 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
  • High Line Map: Help Choose the Next Cover Image

      We are getting ready to print the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump to see the finalists and vote for your favorite. What kind of image best represents the High Line experience? We asked ourselves that question as we set out to design the cover of the thir... read more
  • End of an Era: Remembering Ada Louise Huxtable

    summary of Ada Louise Huxtable’s poignant arguments and commentary on iconic buildings and landmarks around the world. read more
  • Rail Yards Weekends Registration Opens Tomorrow

    As you can see in this video by Arbuckle Industries, the third and final section of the High Line at the Rail Yards is currently overgrown with self-seeded wildflowers and grasses that grew up between the tracks when the trains stopped running on the elevated railway in the 1980s. Our goa... read more
  • Diane Von Furstenberg Designs Exclusive Collection for the High Line

    Recently some of our staff – including Horticulture Foreman Johnny Linville and Administrative Assistant Shannon Scott, pictured above – took the new DVF High Line merchandise for a test run. Photo by Liz Ligon  We are thrilled to debut a new collection of limited-edition apparel and pro... 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
  • Construction Update: High Line Headquarters

    Construction crews are installing the steel beams and columns that will make up the building frame of the new High Line Headquarters. Photo by Timothy Schenck  Visit the southern end of the High Line, and you will see a dramatic transformation in progress next to the park. Construction is... read more
  • An Important Step for the High Line at the Rail Yards

      We are one step closer to securing the third and final section of the High Line at the rail yards to be transformed into public open space. On Wednesday, April 25, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning text amendment that secures the eastern portio... 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
  • 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