The High Line Blog

  • Ouroussoff on Truth-Bending Rail Yards Renderings

    Yesterday, New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussof used Tishman Speyer's winning rail yards bid as an example of a problematic trend in urban development. He explains that misleading renderings are designed (or censored) to prevent public objection, so projects can slip easily throug... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Aerial from 15th Street

    This one was taken before construction began, in the fall of 2005. In the foreground, the High Line runs above the (soon to be gone) Chelsea Car Wash, before ducking through the former Cudahy Meatpacking plant. Last week's Photo of the Week   read more
  • Photo Roundup: Chalk Shoes to the High Line

      This afternoon, sixty 8th-grade art students from the Lab School for Collaborative Studies donned tall, blocky shoes made of green chalk and scuffed West along the streets of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, drawing chalk lines with their feet that ended at three future access po... read more
  • Reminder: On Wednesday, Follow "Chalk Shoes to the High Line"

    How do you get to the High Line? Tomorrow, a group of eighth-grade students from the Lab School will be leading the way... in brightly-colored "chalk shoes." Brooklyn-based artist Julia Mandle will lead student performers through the streets of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, in a perfor... read more
  • Gansevoort Plaza Bollards

      New (and for some, suggestively shaped) concrete bollards are being installed on Ninth Avenue between Little West 12th and West 13th Street, as part of an ongoing new measure to calm traffic and make the streets of the Meatpacking District friendlier to pedestrians. The intersection has lo... read more
  • Field Ops to Design the Country's Largest Urban Park

      Yesterday, James Corner from Field Operations (the landscape architecture firm heading up the High Line's design team) revealed plans for the firm's newest commission: Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, the 4,500-acre site that will be America's largest urban park. (Central Park, by comparison,... read more
  • Chelsea: 1986

    In some ways, Chelsea in 1986 in not so different from what it is today. Sure, the neighborhood has changed and evolved in many ways, but it has also remained a diverse community of people, activities, and uses. The preservation and reuse of High Line adds another interesting element to the rich ... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Rail Yards Wildlife!

      This 4-inch praying mantis was spotted on the Rail Yards section, above 30th Street. read more
  • Upcoming: Matt Wolf's "Wild Combination" at the Kitchen

    Our friend Matt Wolf, a talented filmmaker who's produced several short videos about the High Line, makes the New York debut of his first feature-length film, "Wild Combination", at the Kitchen on May 15. Matt's film was an Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. The f... read more
  • Photo of the Week: Peel-Up Benches

    Concrete bases for the peel-up benches ready for installation.  read more