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Julia Boyer
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EnlargeENYA 2010 Winning Entry.

The Emerging New York Architects Committee(ENYA) with AIA New York recently announced the winners of its 4th international competition for High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure. The ideas competition was intended to explore urban opportunities and draw awareness to restoring and reopening the historic High Bridge.

ENYA biennial competition challenges designers to explore how disused structures can be reconfigured into vibrant urban centers. Over 170 teams and individuals from all over the world submitted design concepts for New York's High Bridge.



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Auzelle Epeneter
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pipeOne of the snowmen built on the High Line over the weekend. This guy greeted visitors at the 10th Avenue Square.
 

This past weekend, the High Line was inundated with a peaceful army of snow people. Park visitors took advantage of the record snowfall and a created snowmen and ladies in wide range of size, shape, and personality--it was quite a sight to see!

With the sunny spell we've had this week, many of the snow people have since melted, but you can check out a few of our favorites below.

Author: 
Auzelle Epeneter
pipeJohnny Linville at work on the High Line. Photo by David Kimelman. See more of the gardeners in action in David's album on Flickr.
 

Johnny Linville, one of the High Line's five full-time gardeners (and frequent equipment model) recently told me about his transition from traditional office job to the world of professional gardening. Up until December of 2007, Johnny helped run a branch of a private company that focused on literacy remediation. He loved his job, but was more passionate about gardening, a hobby he had cultivated nearly all his life, from helping to coordinate a community garden to participating in his native Santa Barbara's Bonsai Club. So, one day during the middle of winter, Johnny took a leap of faith and resigned from his job. He obtained an internship with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and was able to gain the technical groundwork to begin his new career.

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Julia Boyer
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A bell in Herald Square recorded for A Bell for Every Minute, courtesy the artist and Creative Time
 

Details for a major new art installation, going in on the High Line this summer, have been finalized.

Building on the success of Spencer Finch's installation in the Chelsea Market Passage, we're once again partnering with public art superstars Creative Time and the public art wing of the Parks Department. This time, we commissioned a site-specific multi-channel sound piece from artist Stephen Vitiello, entitled A Bell for Every Minute. The piece will be installed in the 14th Street Passage, another semi-enclosed space where the High Line runs through a former industrial building.

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Auzelle Epeneter
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Still from "Night Falls on the High Line".
 

This video is helping us ease into our week.

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Julia Boyer
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Jan Gilbert's "Sur la ligne/On the line" at 571 Projects.
 

571 Projects in Chelsea is now showing a High Line-inspired work by artist Jan Gilbert. The New Orleans native makes her debut in New York with a piece entitled Sur la ligne/On the line. In the gallery's press release, Gilbert states that the High Line "serves as a superb viewing pedestal of this vibrant, quirky, industrial layer of the city." Her photographic works combine multiple perspectives on views from the High Line, and the images are embalmed in a transparent membrane.

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