The High Line - New York Project Type: Park, Linear public Space Location: Manhattan West Side, Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, New York City, United States Designer: James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro Size: 1.6 km long Cost: $152.3 million (Section 1 and 2) $86.2 million (Design and construction open area) Maps | Friends of the High Line
Highline Park, one of my favorite spots in New York. A park built on a former elevated metro line, where rails and path are integrated and planted, surrounded by Chelsea's architecture (get the New Yorker iPad app and listen to the Highline architecture audio tour).
Passers by gather as aerialist perform across tight ropes in this project for an academy for tightrope walkers and aerial artist by University of Greenwich student Adam Shapland. "The intension" is, in the words of Shapland, "to address the notion that architecture should be activated and defined by the events that happen within, around and on it."