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.

Lungiswa Gqunta

Building Mountains – A Sighting

Lungiswa Gqunta (b. 1990 Gqeberha, South Africa; lives in Cape Town, South Africa)

The sculpture is composed of rocks made of tightly wrapped razor wire that will rust and change color over time—a man-made object with the sole purpose to separate and either keep things or people contained or outside. These precarious rocks represent reflections on the state of being, of land and of living. They point to the privatization of land, to the forced displacement of communities, and to the long-standing history of colonial segregation that disrupted indigenous people’s relationship to land.


Support

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.