That was the easy part.
Now that the High Line has become a smash success, Friends of the High Line has to decided what to do with the third and final section of the elevated park, which surround Hudson Yards. After fighting for decades to preserve and then transform the old rail line, it was not clear this section of track would be preserved or replaced by some alternative park, as the city worked to redevelop the site.
The Related Company and the Bloomberg administration both agreed it should be, and now that their work is underway in creating a new Baltimore on the West Side of Manhattan, so too is the Friends’ job of figuring out what should surround it.
That all starts tomorrow night.
Unlike the first two phases of the High Line, which were created by the Friends and their collaborators at Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Field Operations, the park group has decided to open the final phase up to the public for input on what should grow on the tracks in the future.
They even put out a call on YouTube, and the first of what will no doubt be many meetings to discuss the final section of the park is being held tomorrow at 6:30 at P.S. 11 in Chelsea—which should leave enough time to catch the sunset from the High Line before hand.