Yesterday I went to New York and toured the High Line, the new park that opened last week. For years it was nothing more than an abandoned rail line (and sometime-host for rogue parties), until a couple of guys thought it would be cool to build a park there. It was inspired by the Promenade Plantee in Paris, an abandoned viaduct. Here are some snaps…
The south end of the park. The building in the background is the Standard Hotel. The High Line will be a boost to that part of New York.
The planners planted all sorts of plants and flowers in the abandoned rail bed.
The High Line runs through a couple of buildings, and the planners used the chance for art installations. This one is at the Chelsea Market.
The first weekend the park was open to the public. This will be a popular place.
The view to Hoboken, New Jersey
I loved the dichtomy of this sign
The 10th Avenue Square. You can sit in the small ampitheater and watch the traffic zoom uptown
Looking back onto the space above 10th Avenue
Flora above the city
Looking out to Midtown
End of the line. This is 20th St. The plan is to open the second section to 30th St. next year; a third section about the Hudson Rail Yards is in discussions.