The High Line Blog

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    Plant of the Week: Peachie’s Pick Stokes’ Aster

    Photo by Karen BlumbergThe High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew up between rail tracks after the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Today, the High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees – each chosen for thei... read more
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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
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    Celebrating the Opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards

    Photo by Iwan Baan The opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards was a thrilling moment – the culmination of more than 15 years of advocacy. Visitors have gained another half-mile of park to enjoy, and are now able to walk the full mile-and-a-half of this historic railway. Photo ... read more
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    Rail Yards Opening Week Events

    A view of the Interim Walkway, at the park's northernmost point. Photo by Timothy Schenck After years of advocacy work, design, and construction, the park's northernmost section – the High Line at the Rail Yards – is finally opening on Sunday, September 21. In celebration, we're hosting a we... read more
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    High Line at the Rail Yards Opening September 21

    A view along the Interim Walkway, a section of the High Line at the Rail Yards that features the self-seeded landscape that grew up after the trains stopped running 25 years ago. Photo by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD Dear Friends, Thanks to you, we did it! Today, Friends of the High Line, a... read more
  • New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The new design concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards includes an immersive bowl-shaped structure on the Spur, a wide section of the High Line that extends over 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. Image by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, courtesy of the City of New Y... read more
  • Art Gone Wild

    Carol Bove’s Celeste (2013) peeks through the Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) at the rail yards. Photo by Timothy Schenck Carol Bove’s organic shapes and weathered metals seem to sprout from the natural landscape on the undeveloped section of the High Line at the Rail Yards like the green gr... read more
  • Construction Update: Prepping the Concrete Deck

    Construction crews braved intense heat to make repairs to the historic High Line pipe railing. After welding is completed, the new railing segment will be painted. Photo by Timothy Schenck   Despite soaring temperatures, construction crews have been making great strides preparing the ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: The Work Continues

    A view from the end of the High Line at West 30th Street offers a front row seat to the construction and expansion happening on the final section of the High Line. Photo by Friends of the High Line   When construction is complete, The High Line at the Rail Yards will stretch one half mil... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Carol Bove at the Rail Yards

    Carol Bove's sculpture, Prudence, contrasts with the lush green spring foliage and hard architectural elements of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Photo by Steven Severinghaus  The 2013 season of High Line Art includes a variety of new commissions, including contemporary takes on urban mo... read more