The High Line Blog

  • Photo of the Week: Peel-Up Benches

    Concrete bases for the peel-up benches ready for installation.  read more
  • Work Continues; Soil for Section 1 to Arrive in Early April!

    The landscaping of the High Line is one the most exciting aspects of this project. Much has been happening on site in preparation for this part of construction. On site, resident engineer LiRo and construction management team KiSKA are working with Kelco Landscaping, Inc., the landscape contrac... read more
  • Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and Swimming Pools Part I

    This morning, we took the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard and several Danish officials on a tour of High Line construction (you can see the recently re-installed tracks on either sides of the planking). I love the Danes and their use of public space. The Copenhagen Harbour Bath is on... 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
  • Warehoused! New Historic District to Hug the High Line

    The handsomest factories and warehouses around the High Line got a kiss from the city on March 18, when the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) calendered a proposal for a new industrial historic district in West Chelsea.  When the LPC calendars a proposal, it has a high chance of being a... read more
  • Celebrating Women's History With Council Speaker Christine Quinn

    The crowd mingles and enjoys tasty treats inside the Brooklyn Museum's Rubin Pavillion.  On Tuesday, I attended a celebration of Women's History Month at the Brooklyn Museum hosted by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.  The event honored women in the arts, and I ran into a lot ... 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
  • Check it out at PULSE

    Searching for a downtown alternative to the Armory show this weekend? Look no further than Pier 40, which will house the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, exhibiting works in all media from over 70 international galleries. When you're there, check out the Artware Editions (Booth F-5). Artware is a ... read more
  • Dispatches from the Nursery

    Gay Kepple from Millane Nursery, tagging the tented Hamamelis Pallidafor a planting area on the High Line  Sierra Bainbridge and Maura Rockcastle at Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm leading the High Line design team, have been travelling to plant nurseries around the east c... read more
  • Chalk Shoes to the High Line

    Photo by Ronald Cowie Friends of the High Line is set to kick off our spring programming season, and we'll be starting off with a bang.  We've commissioned Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Julia Mandle to work with a group of 60 students from the Lab School in Chelsea to mount a performa... read more