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Later this week, we will unveil Kim Beck’s Space Available, a series of rooftop sculptures along the High Line. In this new video, Kim gives us a special preview, and discusses her process and inspiration for the work.

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piet-oudolf-winterWinter on the High Line is a wonderful time of year to experience Piet Oudolf's vision for the park's planting beds. Photo Courtesty of Piet Oudolf
 

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seating-steps-largeLocated at West 22nd Street, the Seating Steps will be a central gathering space when Section 2 opens in the spring.
 

Between the recent snowstorms, crews have been working through the icy temperatures and frigid winds to install the Seating Steps – an elevated seating area near the Lawn in Section 2.

Follow us after the jump for more coverage and photos.

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Snow Dragon The snow dragon, built on the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck by Gabriel Willow, Rebecca Pappas, and Raj Kottamasu, took first prize at yesterday's Sculpt-Off. Click the image above to watch a slideshow of photos from the event. Photo by Katy Gartside.
 

The stars were aligned for our first-ever High Line Snow Sculpt-Off yesterday. The overnight snowfall had blanketed the High Line with nearly a foot of sticky, wet snow that was perfect for packing. By the time our staff had finished clearing the snow (check out the video to relive the magic), the weather had warmed up just enough to enjoy being outside. An added bonus: schools were canceled and the neighborhood kids were looking for something to do.

"It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces—volunteers, neighborhood residents, and colleagues—being so creative!" Danya Sherman, our Deputy Director of Programs & Education, said. "The High Line is and always will be a place for neighbors being innovative—and having fun."

Follow us after the jump for more coverage, video, and photos.

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Another overnight snow storm brought another round of early morning snow removal on the High Line.

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snowman-largeFollowing a recent snowfall, a snowman enjoyed one of the High Line's "peel-up" benches. Photo by Joan Garvin.
 

It's snowing again in New York City. The forecast indicates we could get nearly a foot of snow midday tomorrow, and word from the High Line Gardeners is that the snow is perfect for packing.

That means it's time for the first-ever High Line Snow Sculpt-Off.

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Ryan Francis Video

What would Jane Jacobs think about the High Line? How can you re-create the success of the High Line in other places around the world? How does the High Line benefit New York City?

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pipeThe Seating Steps and Lawn will be a central gathering spot when Section 2 opens in the spring.
 

Crews have finished rolling out the sod on what will be the High Line's first lawn—a 4,900 square foot swath of inviting turf in Section 2.

The Lawn is located between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets, where the High Line opens up to a wider area that once housed an extra track that served a loading deck for the adjacent warehouse.

In recent weeks, the High Line's contractors have installed sod in this central gathering spot. The sod is comprised of a mix of varied grasses that is more tolerant of heavy use, foot traffic, heat, and shade than a typical lawn.

When Section 2 opens in the spring, visitors will find that the Lawn "peels-up" at the northern end, offering an elevated vantage point from which to view the city skyline to the east, and the Hudson River to the west.

Check out more photos after the jump.

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Ryan Francis Video

UPDATE: Now you can listen to an excerpt of Francis' High Line online. Click here to listen.

If you had to describe the High Line with music, how would it sound?

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pipeThe Viewing Spur's painted steel frame has arrived. Next, crews will install the glass guardrail, viewing platform, and wood benches.
 

If you are walking near 10th Avenue and West 26th Street, look up and you will notice a new addition to the High Line. The Viewing Spur is starting to take shape.

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