Hello there, High Line! Here we have renderings for the third and final stretch of the High Line park, which swoops north over the West Side rail yards. Last week the city officially acquired the property from CSX Transportation, which owned the half mile section of the old elevated railroad. Once the complete, the park will stretch almost 1.5 miles from the Meatpacking District all the way to the edge of Hell's Kitchen, and the big new Hudson Yards development, a 26-acre mixed-use neighborhood. And to think this urban oasis was very nearly demolished!
According to the Friends of the High Line, "the rail yards section will extend the High Line’s distinct design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line." The third section will feature a "dedicated area for kids and families. Just west of 11th Avenue, 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."
Now the Friends of the High Line just needs to raise the money to make the dream a reality. Sign up for their email newsletter to track the progress and get involved. And here are our photo tours of the first and second sections.