High Line Park New York City- the 14th Street Entrance

High Line Park New York City- the 14th Street Entrance

Michael R T.
This is the High Line Park at teh 14th Street Entrance. I suspect that Diller Scofidio Renfro's design met budget constraints cause they originally had the stairs and shifting views from the High Line sheathed in glass. Instead the sliver reveals wound up wire meshed stair retainers. Ah well. At least they were able to keep the elevator mostly glass. Originally an elevated rail road track built in 1934, it fell into disuse in the 1980s and was converted into an elevated "rails to trails" park thanks to advocacy from ALOT of local heros. Its transformed much of the Meat Packing District and Chelsea into a really dynamic neighborhood. This is the "main entrance." The architectural designer was Diller Scofidio Renfro, Landscape architect was Field Operations. And Structural Engineer by Buro Happold. Feel free to take components for other parts of the park. Theres a good mile left to build. Over a mile of the second portion opened and I'm so far away....
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