Updated Designs Depict High Line's Grand Finale

New renderings unveiled this week at a meeting to solicit community input show what designers James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf have planned for the third and final section of the High Line.

With last week's announcement by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn that the City of New York has acquired the High Line at the rail yards from CSX Transportation, Inc., the last phase of the High Line is "one step closer toward starting construction," writes Kate Lindquist. 

With new renderings unveiled this week for the "High Line at the Rail Yards," the final section of the incredibly successful and influential elevated park that curves around the Hudson Rail Yards from 30th to 34th streets on Manhattan's west side, we can see what that construction might look like.

The final section will extend the High Line's design vocabulary through distinctly designed segments being called the "Rail Track Walk", "11th Avenue Bridge", "Interim Walkway", and "Beam Exploration Area", where "the railway's concrete deck will be removed, revealing the framework of the High Line's original beams and girders, covered with a thick rubber safety coating, and transformed into a unique feature for kids to explore the High Line in a new way," explains Lindquist.  

Full Story: Updated Designs for the High Line at the Rail Yards

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