The High Line Blog

  • Engineering the High Line: FREE

      [Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and New York City's Irish Hunger Memorial by Robert Silman Associates]   [Danish National Opera House and Saudi Arabia's Al Faisaliah Tower by Buro Happold] Join Friends of the High Line and the Master's Program in Exhibition Desig... read more
  • Introducing PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    So we want to share some of our favorite photos of the High Line-- one every Wednesday. If this isn't enough for you, our flickr page  should scratch that itch. read more
  • BREAKING: Brookfield Not Submitting a New Bid

    Brookfield Properties has announced they have not submitted a second bid for the Rail Yards site. Supplementary bids were due yesterday. Back in January, the MTA asked the five developers to submit supplementary materials supporting their ability to lease, not buy, the 26-acre site. None of thi... read more
  • TEXAS is More Interesting Than You Think

    I was in Dallas a few weeks ago and learned about a couple of inspiring projects. Utopian re-conquest of  TX I met a woman named Sarah Jane Semrad, who, along with a crew of activists, is turning a 35-acre site into an Arts Residency with the main building going up around an abandoned train tr... read more
  • High Line Envy at the Big Dig?

    Boston may own New York in baseball, but in regards to creative re-development of disused behemoths of the mid-20th century, they may be woefully behind Gotham. Consider Sunday's Times article describing the slow evolution of the park being built atop the Big Dig where Boston's old Southeast Exp... read more
  • Action-Packed Construction Update

    Section 1 is very busy right now as the team prepares for a delivery of soil in a few weeks. I went up this morning to take stock of all the action happening on the Line right now. Here are some highlights. Click all photos to enlarge.   Tracks are being re-installed in their original lo... read more
  • Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit at DVF

    Storefront 25th Anniversary Benefit  This save-the-date for the Storefront For Art and Architecture's 25th Anniversary Benefit recently made its way into our office. The event, honoring architect (and Storefront founder) Kyong Park, and artist Shirin Neshat, will be held this April in the ... read more
  • New York ASLA Seeks an Executive Director

    The New York Chapter of the American Society for Landscape Architects is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Applications are due February 29th and should include a one-page cover letter and resume to Founded in 1899, American Society of Landscape Architects is the national pr... read more
  • Volunteering for Friends of the High Line: Tons of Fun

    FHL Volunteers B.C. Roberts and Patrick Kennedy check in visitors at OHNY 2007 last October  Working with our volunteers is one of my favorite parts of my job.  Friends of the High Line has about 115 active volunteers, all of them dynamic individuals who care about the future of New York Ci... read more
  • Awards Sweep for High Line Champion Amanda Burden

      It's award season for Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission  -- and one of the High Line's earliest, most passionate champions.  Earlier in February, we saw her glide up to the podium to accept a New York City Cititzens Committee award, presented by Charlie Rose (ri... read more