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    On the High Line at Last

    … photos of the High Line, I couldn't resist taking some digital snapshots of its wonderfully mellow debut. For now, visitors are being asked to enter the High Line at its southernmost tip, in the Meatpacking District at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. The Friends of the High Line were advising visitors to expect large crowds …

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    High Line Expansion

    … the design of this public space was an effective one. As it was unutilized and accompanied only with sparse plants and abandoned architecture that morning, the new High Line was not much more than a sterile structure in a desolate district to me. Since the High Line opened in 2009, its presence in the Meatpacking …

  • Projects

    The High Line Will Host 1,000 Vocalists for a "Mile-Long" Opera

    Courtesy Liz Ligon For the past several weeks, 1,000 vocalists culled from community organizations throughout New York City have met on the High Line for an unusual purpose: to practice a new opera piece. The rehearsals are in preparation for “The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock,” a project by architecture …

  • Viewpoints

    The High Line Effect: Are Our New Parks Trojan Horses of Gentrification?

    … open space that is open to all. From October 2015 to March 2017, New Yorkers are able to visit the Lowline Lab, an exhibit that gives them a preview of an upcoming underground park imagined by Dan Barasch and James Ramsey. Courtesy Lowline

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    Thomas Heatherwick Selected to Design Luxury High Line Condo

    Courtesy Related Yet another luxury condo will be joining the parade of starchitect-designed buildings flanking Manhattan's High Line park. This week, real estate giant Related unveiled a pair of residential towers at  515 West 18th Street by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick. It will be his first residential project in New York. The …

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    Giving Harlem its High Line

    High Line and Chelsea Market, but it is likely that the Borough Market in London (also situated under elevated tracks) will be a model, using the rail line as a sort of detached roof for the stalls underneath. Local entrepreneurs will be encouraged, but anyone can have a stall in La Marqueta. The planners …

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    Yet Another High Line Blog

    I finally went up on the High Line this afternoon. As a writer, it was a slightly frustrating experience, because just about everything that's been written about it has been for the most part correct. It is exhilarating. It is a unique perspective. The designers (James Corner Field Operations, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro) have …

  • Projects

    Zaha Hadid Teases New Project at the High Line

    … Hansen all erected along the park since its opening in 2009. Vertiginous increases in property values and vicious gentrification soon followed, enclosing the very public space The High Line was meant to reinstate. (Read a more "spirited" judgment of the High Line here.) As much as Allongé may protect us from the sight of the …

  • Projects

    The High Line's Last Section Plays Up Its Rugged Past

    … winds back east, its sudden loss of height is something of a shock. Elevation, ontologically, is the one thing that you could always rely on with the High Line—to perceive the ramp declining rapidly to street level was initially bewildering, doubly so to emerge, across from the Javits Center, directly into those Megabus queues …

  • Projects

    Made in the Shade: Landscaping in the Shadow of the High Line

    … design of the courtyard called for a very integrated approach among the site architecture, structure, and landscape to achieve a concept that embraces the presence of the High Line rather than trying to disguise it. The results are appreciated and experienced from both the street and structure levels, benefitting residents and High Line visitors alike …