New York High Line

The New York City High Line is a one mile city park built on the former elevated railway,
the West Side Line. See the Friends of the High Line’s website

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The High Line is still under construction. It starts at Gansevoort and Washington Streets and ends at W 30th Street.

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The stairs at Gansevoort Street.

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New York City set aside US$ 50 million in 2004 to “recycle” the railway line into a city
park. The first section to W 20th Street opened in 2009, and has well established plants.

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The old railway tracks can be clearly seen between the plants.

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There are many benches along the park, here around W 15th Street.

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This plaque, from 2009 when the first section opened, lists all who contributed and the idea behind the project.

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There is good access: 9 stairs and 5 lifts along the route, like here at W 14th Street. High Line is wheelchair accessible.

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Around W 15th Street.

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Water play around W 15th Street.

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There are small shops with souvenirs and refreshments around W 16th Street.

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At W 17th Street. There are several spots designed to view the street. In the centre, there are benches and large panorama windows.

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A photo shoot for some fashion pictures at W 17th Street.

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View of 10th Avenue from W 17th Street towards W 18th Street.

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Parking in New York can be a challenge, solved here by “stacking” cars between W 18th and W 19th Street.

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Making High Line into a city park has spurred real estate development, here around W 20th Street.

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Note the netting set up around the construction to prevent things from falling down onto the street.

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At around W 21st Street, where the High Line goes very close to buildings. The section from W 20th Street opened in 2011.

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W 22nd Street, close to buildings with offices, flats and showrooms for designers. There is no direct access to the buildings from High Line.

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There is a lot of art along the route, here at W 22nd Street.

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At W 24th Street.

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Looking east on W 23rd Street.

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High Line runs close to houses, here at around W 24th Street.

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View of W 25th Street.

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Benches at W 26th Street.

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Towards the current end of High Line at W 30th Street.

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Looking south from around W 28th Street.

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End of the High Line, just around the corner. New York City has set aside US$ 76 million for continuation of the High Line.

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Flower and rails.

3 thoughts on “New York High Line

  1. Hello,
    I found your blog today while working on submission to international architectural competition in NY. I really like this picture of yours:
    Do you think..I could use it for my rendering? Its not commercialwork, just students idea competition..
    Would be really glad if you let me use it …and possibly could send me the picture in high resolution?
    Best regards, Lukas.

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