The High Line – Section 1 – by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The High Line – Section 1 – by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Planting Designer: Piet Oudolf
Project Lead: James Corner Field Operations
Structural Engineering/Historic Preservation: Robert Silman Associates
Structural / MEP Engineering: Buro Happold
Lighting: L’Observatoire International
More information: The High Line and Friends of the High Line
Photography: Iwan Baan
Location: New York City, New York, USA

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. The first section of the High Line opened in June of 2009, and the second section of the High Line opened in June of 2011. Running between Gansevoort and West 30th Streets, the High Line is now one mile in length, connecting three neighborhoods along the west side. Friends of the High Line continues to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.

Northern Spur Preserve, between West 16th Street and West 17th Street, looking South towards the Statue of Liberty

Typical Cross Street, West 20th Street, looking East

Gansevoort Slow Stair, corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, looking North

Gansevoort Plaza and Stair, Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, looking North

Washington Grasslands, between Little West 12th Street and West 13th Street, looking South

Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve, between West 14th Street and West 15th Street, looking South

Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve, between West 14th Street and West 15th Street, looking South

Gansevoort Woodland, Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street, looking South

Chelsea Grasslands, between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, looking North

Gansevoort Woodland at Night, Aerial View from Gansevoort Street to West 13th Street, looking South

The Tenth Avenue Square, from street level, with windows onto Tenth Avenue

Washington Grasslands, aerial view of the High Line over Little West 12th Street

Gansevoort End, Plaza, and Stairs, Gansevoort and Washington Streets

The Sundeck, one of the High Line’s most popular gathering spots, between 14th and 15th Streets

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