High Line, Part II…

For all those architects, myself included who absolutely love the High Line Project, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro  in New York City, I am passing along some eye candy of the second section that will open to the public on Wednesday.   If you haven’t seen this project, I highly recommend clicking on the link above to the High Line and checking it out.  It is an absolutely fantastic project that illustrates creative adaptive reuse in an urban setting.  It also brings a unique manifestation of garden to the urban fabric in a way that not only engages the users but literally integrates with the built environment around it.  I want desperately to live in NY and to spend time on this awesome piece of architecture and read a book.  I would love to put up pics from the first section as well, but I think I might get too sucked into the whole experience and end up with the never ending blog post.  So, check it out during your billable time and enjoy the selection from part 2 below…

Built on a former elevated rail line, the park has become one of New York City’s most treasured public spaces. Since opening in June 2009, the High Line’s first section, running between Gansevoort and 20th Streets, has drawn nearly two million visitors a year. The park will span one and a half miles when its third and final section is finished. A completion date has not been set. – Architectural Record

Images courtesy of Architectural Record and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

  1. Currently living in Christchurch, NZ, and have attended a few seminars/workshops regarding the planning and rebuild of the city. This would be a perfect example of what could be created on top of what looks set to be quite a low rise urban environment. Could be one of the ways of returning CHCH back to “The Garden City”. Thanks for posting this!

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