Park update: The Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards (between 30th & 34th Streets) is temporarily closed today.

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30th Street Challenge
Give by June 22

To meet the demands of our busiest time of the year, we ask all friends of the High Line to help us raise a total of $30,000—$1,000 for each block of our 1.5-mile-long park along Manhattan’s West Side.

Lap-See Lam

Altersea Ship

Lap-See Lam (b. 1990, Stockholm, Sweden; lives in Stockholm, Sweden)

Altersea Ship is based on a 100-feet-long dragon-shaped ship named Sea Palace, a floating restaurant that sailed from Shanghai to Europe in the early 1990s. The steel construction is produced to resemble the bamboo plant, simulating a traditional Hong Kong scaffolding technique. Altersea Ship is a continuation of Lam’s ongoing investigation into the conflict between cultural affinity and personal identity, using the ship’s form to discuss ideas about cultural heritage.


Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by members of the High Line Plinth Committee and contemporary art leaders committed to realizing major commissions and engaging in the public success of the Plinth. Learn more about the High Line Plinth Committee.