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A collection of films about the history, design, and construction of the High Line, the High Line's elected supporters, and public programs produced by Friends of the High Line.

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The High Line Design Video 2008


A four-minute fly-through animation of the design for Sections 1 and 2. The video was made possible by the Trust for Architectural Easements, and produced by Brooklyn Digital Foundry.

The High Line Design Video 2008

Duration:
4:45
Views:
74,870

High Line History, Narrated by Ethan Hawke


Narrated by Ethan Hawke. This video is a concise introduction to the history of the High Line, from the days of Death Avenue in the 1840s, to Friends of the High Line's preservation efforts. Features historical imagery. Produced by Matt Wolf. Made possible by the Trust for Architectural Easements.

High Line History, Narrated by Ethan Hawke

Duration:
4:19
Views:
70,027

High Line Section 2 Construction Tour


In spring, 2011, the second section of the High Line, from West 20th to West 30th Street, will open to the public, doubling the length of the park. Section 2 has new design features, including the High Line's first lawn, a steel walkway that rises 8 feet above the High Line level, and a wildflower field, among others. Read more about the design of the High Line on our Web site: http://www.thehighline.org/design/high-line-design

High Line Section 2 Construction Tour

Duration:
5:10
Views:
38,170

Step to the High Line


Friends of the High Line, Hudson Guild, and Youth Step USA are pleased to present Step to the High Line, a week-long festival of step performances on the High Line. Step is a form of creative expression that celebrates the power and energy of youth through synchronized stomping, clapping, calling, and other sounds. The Step to the High Line festival will feature New York City public school students who turn the High Line into their stage, with a different step team performing at 6:30 PM daily between Monday, June 13, 2011 and Friday, June 17, 2011. The Step to the High Line festival will culminate in a showcase of all five teams, plus a special guest appearance by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, beginning at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Step to the High Line performances will take place in Section 1 of the High Line, at the Chelsea Market Passage, located on the High Line at West 16th Street. All performances are free and appropriate for all ages. For more information, visit www.thehighline.org.

Step to the High Line

Duration:
1:52
Views:
30,918

New York Voices: Joel Sternfeld


A profile of photographer Joel Sternfeld, whose series "Walking the High Line" captured the High Line elevated rail structure in four seasons. Video from 2002 on thirteen.

New York Voices: Joel Sternfeld

Duration:
6:04
Views:
23,357

GOOD Mag Video: Edward Norton and the High Line


Edward Norton and Friends of the High Line are helping convert a historic 1.5-mile-elevated railway into a public park. Directed by David Sampliner, Produced by Bristol Baughan, Edited by Lindsay Utz and music by Talkdemonic and Yacht.

GOOD Mag Video: Edward Norton and the High Line

Duration:
4:29
Views:
15,613

Snow on the High Line - February 10, 2010


High Line in the Snow - by Patrick Cullina, Friends of the High Line's Vice President of Horticulture & Parks

Snow on the High Line - February 10, 2010

Duration:
2:59
Views:
14,509

High Line Construction: Fall 2008


Work on the High Line's Section 1 in Fall 2008 included perennial planting, steel removal on a special feature called the 10th Avenue Square, and delivery of trees to the Gansevoort Woodland. The first section of the High Line is projected to open in the late spring of 2009.

High Line Construction: Fall 2008

Duration:
3:06
Views:
13,563

Opening The High Line After A Snowfall


An inside look at what it takes to prepare the High Line to open after heavy snowfall and icy storms.

Opening The High Line After A Snowfall

Duration:
3:28
Views:
12,145

High Line Chalk Shoes Art Project


High Line Chalk Shoes art project with artist Julia Mandle and middle school students from the Lab School for Collaborative Studies in Chelsea.

High Line Chalk Shoes Art Project

Duration:
4:04
Views:
11,690

High Line Film 2003


A 12-minute film, produced by Friends of the High Line, introducing the High Line and the efforts to transform it into a park. Featuring actor Edward Norton, photographer Joel Sternfeld, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, FHL Co-Founders Robert Hammond and Joshua David, designer Diane von Furstenberg, architect Steven Holl, and others.

High Line Film 2003

Duration:
12:02
Views:
11,117

Autumn Crossing on the High Line


On Wednesday, September 29, Friends of the High Line presented Autumn Crossing, a free open-air performance by dance artist Naomi Goldberg Haas, her dance company, Dances For A Variable Population, and senior citizens from Hudson Guild, a multi-service agency that provides programs and services to seniors and other residents of the Chelsea community. Autumn Crossing celebrates our community, the joy of dance, and the arrival of fall in New York City. It features rich, colloquial movements that seek to erase the traditional boundaries between dancers and non-dancers by mixing senior citizens and young adults and professionals. The performance explores how these disparate groups can learn from one another about the nature of movement and expression. Read more on our Web site: http://www.thehighline.org/news/2010/09/27/autumn-crossing-a-dance-performance-on-the-high-line

Autumn Crossing on the High Line

Duration:
3:21
Views:
10,764

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