Even on frigid days like last Friday, with icy winds whipping off the Hudson, our construction team is busy at work building the landscape on Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street). For weeks now, the team has been laying the substructure for the High Line's planking system. It's a painstaking process which involves endless measuring and leveling with a series of tiny shims to make sure the path lies completely flat despite the imperfect surface of the underlying concrete.
Now, with the majority of the substructure (block columns and horizontal sleeper beams) in place, the team can begin to install the planks themselves. Friday morning, workers used a crane to lift parcels of the smooth concrete planks up from a flatbed truck to the surface of the High Line at 30th Street.
Section 2 will be stroll-ready in no time!