The High Line Blog

  • Don't Miss Your Chance to Sketch the High Line

      There are just a few spots left for our weekend sketching classes on the rail yards section of the High Line this month!  The classes will be led by fantastic artist and printmaker Ann deVere, and all art supplies will be provided.  No innate drawing talent or prior experience is required... read more
  • Site Photography: Planking Installation

      Timothy Schenck, on our engineering team, has taken some beautiful site photos throughout the construction process. More after the jump.     read more
  • Whitney Designs Revealed

    Tonight the Whitney made public for the first time its preliminary drawings for a new museum at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, right next to the High Line's southern terminus in the Meatpacking District. Whitney Director Adam Weinberg presented Renzo Piano's plans, calling the new facility ... read more
  • DIY Night: Get on the FLOR!

      On Monday night, we were invited to the most exclusive of West Chelsea events: a FLOR-laying party in our new office on 20th Street. In preparation for our move this weekend from our cramped quarters on 14th Street to our new palatial digs, we covered the bare concrete with squares of the... read more
  • Tiffany & Co. Employees Get the High Line Ready for Spring

      Last week, a group of twenty Tiffany & Co. employees removed their jewelry and donned gardening gloves to clean up trash on the rail yards section of the High Line in anticipation of our High Line sketching classes which starts this weekend.  The employees are all part of TIffany 's Team... read more
  • Amanda Burden Awarded Top Planning Honor

    Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission, has long been a supporter of the High Line-- she sheparded through the 2005 West Chelsea Rezoning which allowed its preservation. And excellence and hard work was recognized recently. On Monday evening at the 2008 National Planning C... read more
  • Tuesday, May 6: Artist Talk With Spencer Finch

    Artist Spencer Finch will discuss plans for the public art work he's mounting on the High Line at a FREE public lecture next week.  The piece, called "The River the Flows Both Ways," will be installed where the High Line goes through Chelsea Market, and is made of 720 pieces of colored glass ba... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Summer Sunset

    Summer is just around the corner, or so this 80-degree day would have us believe. Above, sunset at the rail yards, last summer. It's hard to beat that golden light filtering through the smog over New Jersey. Last Week's Photo of the Week read more
  • Movable Chaise Lounge Mock-up Arrives!

    One of the most exciting furniture pieces on the High Line will be movable chaise lounge chairs located at the Sundeck between West 14th and 15th Streets. These lounge chairs will sit on the original rail tracks, mounted on new wooden ties, and can be rolled into place or set with brakes. Unob... read more
  • My Favorite Pool - Swimming Pools Part II

    This remains my favorite proposal for the reuse of the High Line - a mile long lap pool. Nathalie Rinne, an architecture student in Vienna submitted the plan and as part of our 2003 Ideas Competition. The simplicity of the idea, the singularity of use and the graphic way in which it was convey... read more