High Line, New York, United States

The High Line, by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is a new 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan. Inspired by the melancholic, unruly beauty of this postindustrial ruin, where nature has reclaimed a once vital piece of urban infrastructure, the new park interprets its inheritance.

Through a strategy of agri-tecture?part agriculture, part architecture?the High Line surface is digitized into discrete units of paving and planting which are assembled along the 1.5 miles into a variety of gradients from 100% paving to 100% soft, richly vegetated biotopes. The paving system consists of individual pre-cast concrete planks with open joints to encourage emergent growth like wild grass through cracks in the sidewalk. The long paving units have tapered ends that comb into planting beds creating a textured, ?pathless?

Location: New York, United States
Client: Friends of the High Line
Type: Public - Park
Building status: built in 2009
A project by: James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Photo Gallery of High Line, New York, United States

(Source: architizer.com) 


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