The High Line Blog

  • Save the Spur Video and Rally Recap!

    The turn-out of High Line supporters for Monday's Eastern Rail Yards Public Forum was great: more than 200 people rallied at Midtown's Red Cross in favor of preserving the entire High Line, including the Spur over 10th Avenue. Supporters wore red "Save the Spur" T-shirts and held signs during a p... read more
  • Related is Selected as Rail Yards Developer

    Another big Rail Yards announcement this morning: the Related Companies have stepped in where Tishman Speyer dropped out earlier this month. Related's original proposal included the preservation of the entire High Line, including the spur over Tenth Avenue and the entire 30th Street section, whi... read more
  • It's Official: MTA/Tishman Speyer Talks are Dead

    After a last-ditch effort to get their West Side Rail Yards negotiations back on track after Thursday's announcement, Tishman Speyer was unable to sway the MTA. The MTA's statement today was short and sweet. In its entirety: "The MTA met today with Tishman Speyer. Despite the best efforts of bot... read more
  • Breaking: Tishman Speyer Rail Yards Deal Falls Through

    Negotiations between the MTA and Tishman Speyer have collapsed, according to the MTA, following a request from the developer to change the terms under which the project would be financed, as well as the project schedule. An agreement on the 26-acre site could not be reached. Tishman Speyer was... read more
  • Ouroussoff on Truth-Bending Rail Yards Renderings

    Yesterday, New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussof used Tishman Speyer's winning rail yards bid as an example of a problematic trend in urban development. He explains that misleading renderings are designed (or censored) to prevent public objection, so projects can slip easily throug... read more
  • High Line Featured in NYT Editorial

    For the very first time that we are aware of, the High Line was featured in a New York Times Editorial. In it, America's paper of record challenges the City and Tishman Speyer to seize the opportunity provided by the development rights to the West Side Rail Yards and to do the right thing and "pr... read more
  • Breaking: MTA Selects Tishman Speyer as Rail Yards Developer

      The MTA announced today that it has selected Tishman Speyer as the developer for the West Side Rail Yards. This announcement ends a 6-month bidding process, which originally involved 5 competing developers. Tishman Speyer outbid the only other remaining contender-- a joint venture between ... read more
  • Rail Yards Update: MTA Might Pick a Bidder by Wednesday

    The development process for the West Side Rail Yards could be on the verge of an important milestone, which comes as a surprise to many who assumed this process would be slowed in the wake of economic uncertainty and the recent shakeup in state government. The New York Times reported this weeken... read more