The High Line Blog

  • PARK(ing) Day NYC this Friday

    Parking Day 2008 Video from Streetfilms Park(ing) Day, one of our favorite yearly public space happenings, takes to the New York City streets this Friday! This international event transforms metered parking spaces into playgrounds, parks, creative installations, and unusual meeting-grounds f... read more
  • Even The New Yorker Knows The High Line is a Babe Magnet

    Photo by Brian Finke The "Goings on About Town" photo in this week's New Yorker featured a familiar sight to anyone who's strolled the High Line on a hot day.  The Sundeck's lounge chairs – both rolling and stationary – have become a veritable Mecca for sunbathers. For those who remember the ea... read more
  • Guest Blog: Lisa Switkin, Landscape Architect

    The Sundeck's lounge chairs are a popular spot for resting and people-watching.  Lisa Switkin is Associate Principal and Lead Designer of the High Line at James Corner Field Operations. She writes today about her initial responses to seeing the High Line's design turned into reality: "Aft... read more
  • "Making it Happen" in the "Starchitect District"

    Metropolismag.com has published an interesting article on a remarkable pair of architect/developers, Della Valle + Bernheimer (DB). Led by the duo of Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer, they have begun to make their mark on the Chelsea neighborhood by "combining design excellence with the ... read more
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro on Charlie Rose

    As if we could love the Charlie Rose Show any more. There's a lot of High Line talk at the beginning of this interview, plus discussion of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's other work: The Blur Building, the ICA in Boston, and of course the new Alice Tully Hall. Diller Scofidio + Renfro are part of... 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
  • 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
  • Q&A with Melissa Fisher, Deputy Director of Horticulture

    Photo by Barry Munger. Friends of the High Line's Deputy Director of Horticulture talks about planting on the High Line, working with Field Operations and Planting Designer Piet Oudolf, and creating a maintenance plan for the new landscape. Where were you before coming to Friends of the High L... read more
  • High Line Aerial Wall Art and Desktop Wallpaper

    Friends of the High Line's office recently got a new addition: a 9 foot-by-18 foot aerial High Line wall map in our reception area. The map shows the High Line's design in context: the entire line is visible as it moves north from the West Village, through Chelsea, to the West Side Rail Yards. ... read more