High Line-Moynihan Connector Opens in New York City

Two footbridges now link the High Line park to the most recent expansion of the Penn Station complex, the Moynihan Train Hall.

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July 2, 2023, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Pedestrian walkway connecting the High Line and Moynihan Train Hall in New York City

The High Line-Moynihan Connector runs along 30th Street and Dyer Avenue. | Friends of the High Line / The High Line

A new pedestrian pathway connects New York City’s High Line to the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall, reports Pansy Schulman in Architectural Record. “Now, one can walk from the High Line’s southern terminus over a mile away in the West Village to the intersection of 9th Avenue and 34th Street (a notoriously inhospitable pedestrian environment) without stepping foot on public pavement.”

“Comprising a pair of footbridges—one lushly planted and the other featuring a dramatic mass-timber truss structure—that float above a tangle of busy roadways, the combined 600-foot-long pedestrian pathway fuses together various components of Manhattan’s Far West Side: the High Line, Hudson Yards, the mixed-use Manhattan West development, and, to the east, the new Moynihan Train Hall.”

Designed by SOM and James Corner Field Operations, the $50 million connector project is a public-private partnership owned by Empire State Development and maintained by the nonprofit Friends of the High Line. 

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