The construction on the High Line seems to be progressing very fast. The construction workers have completely cleared the line south of 23rd Street, creating an eerily flat landscape. All of the wood trestles have been removed, giving the place the feeling of a very flat dirt road, winding through a canyon of buildings. A secure fence has been erected at 23rd Street, and the holes in the 28th Street gate have been plugged with gravel and rocks. Above 23rd Street, much of the old character of the High Line remains-- forests of strange plants growing up between the tracks, gardens that have been planted by people in the nearby buildings, and thousands of tons of liquor bottles that have been left there throughout the years.

Related: the groundbreaking for the new High Line park is scheduled for Monday at 12 noon on Little West 12th between 9th and Washington. We'll be there!