The NY City High Line Now Open!
“the High Line is a bit like a symphony, (...) now if you ask what is your favourite part of the symphony, I couldn’t answer that as it’s all of a piece”
Part of an amazing Diller Scofidio + Renfro project of the New York City High Line is now open!
The High Line was the former West Side industrial railway. It is a 1.45 mile-long elevated, steel structure built in the 1930s for freight trains. Stretching across the west side of the city, it runs from Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, through the West Chelsea gallery neighborhood, and ends at 34th Street. In 2003 James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro won the competition to convert the existing infrastructure into a public park.
Inspired by the wild seeded landscape left after the line, architects created a paving system that encourages natural growth which creates as they call it ‘pathless landscape’.
This park as environment allows people to experience the park and find peace in the city bringing also a remarkable case study of infrastructure renovation and landscape strategy in dense urban setting.
Can’t wait to see it in September!
Posted by Malwina Gruszecka at 1:35 pm