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highline part 2_aerial

Section 2 of the Highline just opened up.  Can’t wait to see it first hand.  More pics to come after my own visit.  Check out my previous posts of Section 1 from June 2009.

 

(image from dezeen)

spring beginnings on the highline

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Tiny bit of spring is peeking out on the Highline. Tried to take in a little bit of sun in the cold weather while Andy and Lori visited this weekend. Also featured in the pics: Deric, Jeff, Laura, and Nick. Justin and Ben were out on the Highline with us that day as well. Dim sum + Highline + chocolate milk + good friends = great day!

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_etc

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Beautiful sky behind the railing

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Edge of the railing.  Fond of its simplicity

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More blue sky…

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Building overhead…just cutting through…

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hmmm….how is that plant growing??

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I really liked this building for some reason!

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_keep it wild

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Some examples of the various flowers and vegetation you can see up on the Highline.  And along the way you will see these little signs asking you to “Keep It Wild.  Keep On the Path”, which is ever so slightly sad because one of my favorite things about parks is being able to sit on the grass and you can’t really do that here, but that’s ok.  Still a really great place to be!!

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A little ladybug that landed on my sunglasses and decided to migrate to my skirt.  Very cute.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_meeting the paving

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The pavers reach out like fingers to intertwine with the vegetation, gravel, and railroad tracks up on the Highline.  Very nice way to meet the landscaping and existing railroad tracks, fading out as they reach further out for the “paths”.

the highline_lounging over 10th

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Hovering over 10th ave is a portion of the Highline with wood, stepped seating where you can lounge and watch the cars passing from under you.  It’s a pretty nice little seating area where you can sit and car/people watch those below on the street level.

 

(images by: vivien chin)

the highline_furniture

The many options you have to take a rest on and sit awhile…

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The wood and concrete bench that seems to come up from the paving.  These are the 2 most common benches at the Highline to sit on.

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The all wood bench.  This is my favorite.  Love the all wood aspect of it and how it comes out from the floor boards.

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Thick, all wood, loungers.

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Wood bench with corten steel details.

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Yellow picnic tables at ground level

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Fire pit??

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Water fountain.  So this isn’t really for sitting, but I do like how the water falls over the edge and down to the drain

 

(images by: vivien chin)


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