The High Line Blog

  • Plant of the Week: Compass Plant

    The High Line’s winter landscape is characterized by the dried stalks and seed heads of plants, like the compass plant.   The 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 ... read more
  • End of an Era: Remembering Ada Louise Huxtable

    summary of Ada Louise Huxtable’s poignant arguments and commentary on iconic buildings and landmarks around the world. read more
  • Photo of the Week: Winter Day

    A December scene in the 10th Avenue Square, as seen from below. Photo by Alan Greig  In late December, High Line Flickr Pool contributor Alan Greig captured this beautiful photo of visitors peering out from the 10th Avenue Square as part of his black and white series of images of the neig... read more
  • Construction Update: Sandblasting at the Rail Yards

    The transformation of the High Line’s final section into public open space has begun. Within the grey containment tent at West 30th Street, construction workers are cleaning and painting the High Line’s steel structure, one of the first tasks to prepare the site for waterproofing and landscaping... read more
  • Plant of the Week: Wintersweet

    Wintersweet blooms are produced on older growth, and High this season marks the first flowering at the park.  The 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 incl... read more
  • 2012 at the High Line in Photos

    Follow us after the jump to check out a video montage highlighting our favorite events and happenings at the High Line in 2012. At the end of every year, we like to share photographs that highlight our favorite events and happenings at the High Line. But with so many favorite moments t... read more
  • VIDEO: A Bird’s Eye View of El Anatsui’s Broken Bridge II

    Photo by Austin Kennedy.  In last week’s New York Observer, writer Andrew Russeth spoke with El Anatsui about his theory and process behind Broken Bridge II, his largest public artwork to date, which is now on view at the High Line. “I felt the skyline is a strong defining element of thi... read more
  • Photography: A Look at the Four Seasons at the High Line

    Photo by Rich Li-Chi Wang  With 100,000 plants to tend over one mile of parkland, and more than four million people stroll through the park, our gardeners worked hard to keep the High Line’s landscape thriving this year. Join us after the jump to take a look back at four seasons of horti... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Safari Next to the High Line

    Photo by Austin Kennedy  Visit the High Line in December and you may be surprised to see two zebras peering out from a billboard at West 18th Street. This month, High Line Art presents a new HIGH LINE BILLBOARD commission, Untitled (zebras), by artist Paola Pivi. Austin Kennedy captured... read more
  • Artist Richard Artschwager "blps" the High Line

    One of Richard Artschwager's blps at 10th Avenue Square. Photo by Austin Kennedy. Courtesy the artist, Friends of the High Line, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  If you've visited the park recently, you may have noticed black lozenge-shaped marks on and around the High Line. The m... read more