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The original High Line logo was made 20 years ago by graphic designer Paula Scher. To celebrate our double anniversary, we’re updating our logo with the roman numeral X. The X honors both these decades, but it also represents a crossroads, a connection, and a meeting place. We’re at the threshold of an exciting future and we can’t wait for the new directions that lie ahead.
The Spur was once the High Line section most in danger of demolition. Thanks to a group of committed citizens and community leaders, we celebrated its opening on June 5, 2019.
James Corner Field Operations (Project Lead), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and planting designer Piet Oudolf—the same design team behind the first three sections of the park—listened to what visitors wanted when choosing the features for the Spur. That means: more space for public programming, more restrooms, more access points, more food, more art, and more plants.Learn more about the Spur
The Plinth is the first space on the High Line—and one of the only sites in New York City—dedicated solely to a rotating series of new, monumental, contemporary art commissions. The Plinth is located on the Spur, where a large open space offers sweeping views of the city. Artworks selected for the Plinth will thus become part of the cityscape itself.Learn more about the Plinth
For the inaugural High Line Plinth, Simone Leigh presents Brick House, a 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman whose torso conflates the forms of a skirt and a clay house. Leigh’s magnificent Black female figure challenges visitors to think more immediately about the architecture around them, and how it reflects customs, values, priorities, and society as a whole.Learn more about Brick House
Commissioned for the opening of the Spur, We Are Here presented a series of text-based sound installations that spanned several locations of the High Line. Claudia Rankine wrote the text with Garnette Cadogan, Helga Davis, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, with sound by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.
We Are Here celebrated what it means to be in relation to time, with all its pleasures of serendipity, and all the change, destruction, and renewal that accompanies the construction of modernity.Learn more about We Are Here
New Monuments for New Cities is the first project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new collaboration between infrastructure reuse projects in North America. This public art exhibition will travel across the United States and Canada throughout 2019. For the exhibition, five urban reuse projects that are part of the High Line Network invited five of their local artists or artist groups to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments. Each participating location will produce an exhibition of the resulting 25 artworks specific to their site.
The 25 artists in the exhibition were each invited to respond to the following prompt: “imagine a monument for today, for your city, for your country, for your community.Learn more
The High Line Network’s 2019 symposium will bring infrastructure reuse project leaders, community leaders, and academics to discuss public space reclamation and activation. If you have a project you’d like to nominate for participation, please contact the High Line Network.Email us for more information
In/With Chelsea is a new program that uses art as a means for convening, collecting, preserving, and amplifying local stories from long-time North Chelsea residents. Four commissioned artists worked with local organizations to create a series of street signs that make visible the historical and social landscape of senior residents, LGBTQ+, disabled neighbors, garment workers, and union laborers in the neighborhood.
To commemorate our anniversaries, we’re inviting a group of artists to mount participatory art projects every weekend of September. Starting with the provocation, “what will the High Line and the surrounding area look like in 100 years?” neighbors and visitors are invited to imagine our collective futures from vast and varied vantage points, such as the environment, politics, urban planning, intimacy, collectivity, and more.
Throughout the month of September we’re inviting voices from the realms of plant medicine, urban agriculture, history, anthropology, community gardening, and local activism to lead tours on the gardens and our historical and changing relationships to them. And keep a look out for special scientific, historic, and creative signage peppered throughout the park. The month culminates on September 21 with oru wellness fair—take part in expert-led hands-on workshops, walks, talks, and more that explore the ever-changing relationship between plants and humans—on the micro-level of the High Line and the macro-level of the planet.Learn more