Apr 15, 2011

New York's High Line Project

Photograph by Brandon Baunach

The April issue of National Geographic has an interesting article called 'Miracle Over Manhattan' about a project in New York that is one of the most  innovative ideas in the City's history.

Originally destined for demolition The High Line is a former elevated section of a railroad line which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan and has been redesigned and transformed into a 1.45 Mile aerial Greenway.

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

The Park was created by landscape architect James Corner of Field Operations, the architecture firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Piet Oudolf a Dutch garden designer, and Buro Happold (who was also involved with the design of The Cork School of Music)

It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. 

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
Have a look at the website of The High Line for more information on the History of the Park and some wonderful photography of the Park before & after.

And if you want to read the full 'Miracle Over Manhattan' article in National Geographic just click on the link.

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