The High Line Blog

  • Gardens Inspired by Nature

    On Tuesday night we had our first membership event: a lecture with the High Line's planting designer, Piet Oudolf. You may have seen Piet's beautiful work in the gardens at Battery Park City, Millennium Park in Chicago, or at other sites elsewhere around the world. Piet discussed his theory of ... read more
  • "Brown is also a color": Planting Designer Piet Oudolf Accepts Death

    The New York Times ran a weekend profile on Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf, who is now at work on plans for the High Line. The Home & Garden piece paints Piet as somewhat of a revolutionary in his holisitic approach to plant life cycle. He claims,"The skeletons of the plants are for me as im... read more
  • Historical Photo: High Line Construction Cranes

    Courtesy Mary Habstritt. This 1930's shot was taken looking West along 30th Street from around 11th Avenue, as the High Line was being built. Construction equipment can be seen mounted onto temporary rails. Cranes were built to pass over the trains in the rail yards.  The photo was part of a c... read more