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We are about to begin an exciting new chapter in the life of the High Line.

Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond today announced his intent to step down at the end of the year. Along with Co-Founder Joshua David, Robert has worked tirelessly for 14 years to build the High Line and make it into a beloved public space.

Follow us after the jump to read Robert’s letter to supporters.





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We are getting ready to print the third edition of the High Line Map. Follow us after the jump to see the finalists and vote for your favorite.

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The great Ada Louise Huxtable, standard setter for architecture criticism as we know it. Photo by Gene Maggio, via The New York Times
 

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30th StreetThe 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. Photo by Timothy Schenck
 

Site preparation is underway on the third and final section of the High Line. Construction crews are working through the cold winter temperatures to clean and paint the High Line’s railing, steel beams, girders, and columns.

Follow us after the jump for photos and more details.

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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 horticulture highlights at the High Line.

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The Standard, High Line's ice skating rink is now open. Image by Reza Courtesy The Standard, High Line
 

Our friends at The Standard, High Line have brought back what has quickly become a favorite winter tradition: the ice skating rink below the park!

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A design rendering of Hudson Yards. Image by MRI Courtesy Related Companies
 

In the coming weeks and months, you're going to see a major transformation underway at the High Line’s northern terminus.

Earlier today Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and executives from the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Groupbroke ground on Hudson Yards – a major real estate development that it set to become the centerpiece of Midtown’s expanded central business district to Manhattan’s West Side.

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Chelsea GrasslandsThis photograph was taken the day after the hurricane, and shows how the High Line’s plantings escaped major damage. Photo by Melissa Mansur
 

This week, as many visitors came to the High Line to seek a respite from the storm flooding and power outages, we were often asked how the landscape managed to escape harm from Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent snow storm.

Given the magnitude of the hurricane, it was inevitable that the High Line would sustain some damage. Like many other buildings along Manhattan’s West Side, saltwater flooding during the storm surge damaged the park’s underground utility connections, but fortunately the vast majority of the High Line’s plantings are intact.

As you can see in the above photograph, which was taken the day after Hurricane Sandy, the High Line’s landscape is in great shape following the severe weather. With the exception of a handful of small, uprooted trees, all the along the park you see a thriving landscape with autumnal blooms, grasses gone to seed, and the last of the season’s fall foliage.

Follow us after the jump to learn more about the park’s landscape, and view more recent photos of the plantings.

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The High Line will reopen on Monday, November 5 and operate on a limited schedule until further notice. Photo by Melissa Mansur
 

We have wonderful news to share. After being closed for a week due to severe weather and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, the High Line will reopen on Monday, November 5, 2012.

We are relieved that the High Line's plantings, design features, and artworks are in great shape following the storm. However, due to significant damage to some of the park’s utility connections, the High Line will be operating on a temporary schedule. Until further notice, the park will be open daily between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Follow us after the jump to learn more and get important park updates.

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The High Line remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
 

Today, many public parks in New York City are reopening after unprecedented closures following Hurricane Sandy. We are very eager to reopen the High Line, but there is important work we must first do to ensure it is safe and ready for visitors.

Follow us after the jump to learn more and view photos.

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