I thought this was a cool sign - simple and straight to the point with some humor in it.
It was built in the 1930's to take dangerous freight traffic out of the city's main industrial areas. The line had not been in use since the 1980's and in 1999 a non profit group save it from being demolished and proposed to turn it into a park.
Some of the many flowers planted all over the park
Since then the local goverment and the Friends of the High Line have worked to turn this space into a park for the enjoyment of New Yorkers and tourists alike. The first section of the park opened in 2009 and the second part, which in currently under construction, it scheduled to open in 2011.
View of Chelsea from the park and loungers made with recycled wood and train parts
I love the design done by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The whole concept is environmentally friendly and modern adapting the whole space to the surrounding buidlings providing a beautiful landscape to hotels and office buildings alike.
I strongly advise you to visit the park if you are visiting the city because this place tells you how much New Yorkers love their city and they things they do to make it a better place. If you are a New Yorker, take care of the park and enjoy the great work these people have done.
Enjoy your day and see what you can do to improve your own communities!
Beautiful pictures and words of the park! I've been there once while on a short trip to nyc and loved it! I could go there everyday if I could...ReplyDelete
I've wanted to go up there ever since they did a makeover...looks so pretty!ReplyDelete
I love this post and your photos, so dreamy... we need a park near by :SReplyDelete
This is so important. Parks and clean environments are so important to kids and adults alike. It's so calming and welcoming.ReplyDelete
Inspiring importance of our cities green spaces. Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
That's awesome! Wish I could be in NYC to go there!ReplyDelete
i love it there and your photos capture it beautifully!ReplyDelete
It was amazing to see the fabulous, eco-friendly changes NY has been making on my last trip home! I can't wait to enjoy High Line again!ReplyDelete
I love the Highline Park so much! It's such a peace piece in the middle of the city and it feels so different up there. Everything just seems to slow down. And I definitely love the mixed materials of cement, wood, and steel with the organic feel of nature. Your camera capture this park so perfectly! :)ReplyDelete
I've heard so many great things about... Must go next time I'm up!ReplyDelete
How lovely! Hope to see it in person sometime soon. I was just there, I wish I would have known!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this great tour of the High Line...nothing short of genius to build the park like that!ReplyDelete
Lili and I took a stroll up here yesterday. It was my first time and I absolutely loved it up there -- so many great places to sit and read and just enjoy the city.ReplyDelete
I love that this exists and look forward to seeing it, hopefully on my next trip to NY! Great photos, thanks!ReplyDelete