The second half of the High Line opened this summer and even though it’s a one-off, not likely to be funded in these straightened budget times or replicated in less dense environments, it’s still intersting to think about making parks out of places that are not traditionally green.
Enjoy the pictures.
simple seating and lots of it
seating as an environment and an experience
one of the repeated design features on this leg are seating spurs that reference the park's past as a rail line and allows the user to step out of the traffic flow. Another feature is raising the metal grid path above the original surface, saving a bit on landscape materials and maintenance
unlike the first leg, property owners now know the High Line's value added and developed accordingly, even before the park was finished
a simple but charming design effect. The path's jog makes it look like strollers are in the middle of a field
and they have managed to fit in a field--a small one--evlivened by a casual choral performance on the built in bleacher seats