The design team, led by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has sought to capture the quiet, contemplative nature of the High Line after the trains stopped running, creating a world apart from the bustling streets of Manhattan. Concrete is cast in long, textured planks, forming a smooth, linear, virtually seamless walking surface. Tapered into surrounding naturalistic plantings, they will allow plant life to push up through the seams. Fixed and movable seating, an integrated LED lighting system, and other special features will complete the High Line's signature landscape, creating a one-of-a-kind public space 30 feet above the ground.Here are some pictures from our visit:
a viewing platform placed directly over 10th Avenue, letting visitors sit and watch the traffic go by below
The River that Flows Both Ways, by Spencer Finch
This art installation is incredible. An attempt to capture the varied reflective conditions of the Hudson River, it consists of 700 laminated glass panels with a color film interlayer, and is experienced differently depending on the light levels and atmospheric conditions of the site. This picture really doesn't capture how beautiful this piece actually is, but you can see, even from this crappy image, how many different shades of color are represented in this work.