It’s high time!

image via Fred Flare

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the High Line Project to finish and today is the day!* The city took on the refurbishment of the abandoned raised railroad track down in way-west Meatpacking/Chelsea/Hell’s Kitchen, and transformed it into a mile-and-a-half-long green space designed by diller scofidio + renfro, the wonder firm that designed the ICA in Boston, and landscape designers James Corner Field Operations. Beneath the park will be a retail center, and the Friends of the High Line also have lots of public art and programs planned – hooray!

*I’m always amazed at how quickly construction projects come together at the very end, because when I took a stroll down there about two weeks ago, it didn’t look nearly finished! Rad.

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2 responses to “It’s high time!

  1. so many of us blogged about this today! there was so much hype and now it’s finally here! yay:)

  2. ps–I was just there last week and did not think that they would finish it at all! šŸ™‚

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