Preliminary High Line Designs Unveiled

Friends of the High Line unveiled yesterday the preliminary designs for converting the old elevated rail to a public space. Created by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the designs are focused on the first stretch of the project– Gansevoort Street to W 15th Street in Manhattan. The intent is to keep it simple, wild, quiet and slow. Finding quiet in NYC is pretty …

Highline Proposals

Details on the proposals from the 4 finalists for the here. The images above are plucked from the design boards of (left to right) Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfr, Steven Holl Architects, TerraGRAM: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Zaha Hadid Architects. These aren't final plans, just design directions. The winner will be announced at the end of the Summer. If you're in NYC, …

Highline Design Finalists

The Highline is an elevated rail along a portion of 10th Avenue in NYC. It was built in the 1930s and closed in 1980. Now, thanks to Friends of the Highline, the remaining elevated tracks are being converted to a park. Four finalists have been chosen in the competition to design the park. The teams will be exhibiting their visions at Center for Architecture July …