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High Line – Moynihan Connector: Community Design Briefing

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6 – 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

This September, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled the new design for the High Line – Moynihan Train Hall Connector. Expected to be finished by spring of 2023, the elevated passage will rise over a complex maze of traffic creating safer and more seamless access from the High Line’s Spur at 30th Street to the new Moynihan Train Hall through Manhattan West, a new mixed-use development.

On Tuesday, October 26, we invite you to hear directly from our design team: Lisa Switkin, Senior Principal of James Corner Field Operations, and Kim Van Holsbeke, Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Register to attend the Zoom

Hosted by the High Line, this informational virtual session will outline the opportunity for better, safer access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Design leads will walk through their inspiration for the design and take questions from the audience.

The design consists of a pair of 600-foot-long bridges that both complement and contrast with the existing High Line structure. The Woodlands Bridge, running along 30th Street, features deep soil beds allowing for a lush green ribbon of trees that will envelop the visitor from the urban streetscape below. The Timber Bridge is a Warren truss made of sustainably sourced wood that will run above Dyer Avenue into Magnolia Court, the public plaza at Manhattan West, with steel decking and bronze handrails linking the design of both bridges.

This exciting new construction is a joint effort between Empire State Development Corporation, Brookfield Properties, and the High Line. This is the realization of a long-standing vision for the High Line as we seek to create a safer and better access to transportation, cultural institutions, and other public spaces on the West Side of Manhattan.

Learn more about the Moynihan Connector

We look forward to discussing the project with you and sharing updates as we work toward opening the Moynihan Connector in the spring of 2023.