The High Line Blog

  • Next Big Idea: Jeff Koons' 'Train' at the High Line

    A design rendering of Jeff Koons' Train at the High Line. Image by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Jeff Koons.  As we continue to refine the initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line, the design team is studying a range of options for ... read more
  • First Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    The rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinctive 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 up between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980... 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
  • High Line at the Rail Yards Community Input Meeting

    It’s a familiar experience for those who have recently visited the High Line. Standing at the northernmost point of the park, you look through the metal construction fence and see the still undeveloped stretch of the historic freight rail structure. You ask yourself, “What is happening out th... read more
  • High Line Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

    Click this image to view full slideshow of a Year in Pictures. First photo by Iwan Baan.  A Year in Pictures It's been a year! One year ago today, the first section of the High Line opened to the public. The High Line's first year as a public park has been extraordinary, with more than two... read more
  • Upcoming Screenings of "NY Export: Opus Jazz" (The Film)

    A still from "Passage of Two," shot on the High Line at the rail yards, part of the film "NY Export: Opus Jazz."  If you didn't get a chance to check out "NY Export: Opus Jazz" when it debuted on PBS in March, you will have the chance to see a special screening on the High Line this fall. ... read more
  • High Line at the Rail Yards: Public Hearing Round-Up

    View from the High Lineat the West Side Rail Yards. We are one step closer toward saving the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Earlier today at a public meeting, the City Planning Commission heard statements of support for the ULURP application that would allow the City to acquire the Hig... read more
  • Save the High Line at the Rail Yards: Upcoming Public Hearing

    From the beginning, it has always been our vision to preserve the entire High Line, from Gansevoort Street all the way to 34th Street, through the West Side Rail Yards. On Wednesday, May 12, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the City's ULURP application to all... read more
  • Ye Olde High Line

    The High Line at 12th Avenue. Most of the available photographic history of the High Line comes from the images we've been able to accumulate over the years through research and help from interested parties. Though there aren't many, these images serve as an incredible visual link to the High... read more
  • Great News for the High Line at the Rail Yards

    Photo courtesy Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography.  We're pleased to bring you news of another major milestone towards the full preservation of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. The Department of City Planning announced today that it has certified the City's applicatio... read more