the highline_coming and going

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highline stair bridge

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Went to the Highline today on this beautiful day.  Location: the Meatpacking District.  The Highline was orginally an elevated set of railroad tracks running along the West Side of Manhattan through a few buildings.  After the trains on them stopped being used 30 years ago, they were left abandoned and overgrown with wild vegetation.  Now it has been converted into an elevated park that opened up within the last couple weeks.  The design of the park is by firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.  The entire length park is not open yet, but a portion of it going up to about 20th st. is open to the public.  The remaining length of the elevated park with open up in phases as they are completed.  The main entry (and currently the only entry open) is pictured above and located at the intersection of Gansevoort St. and Washington St.  The Highline is about 1.5 miles long and is really a great outdoor space to stroll along and just relax.  I really enjoyed my outing there today.

highline exit

Exit stairs of the park lined with corten steel.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

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