The High Line is one of New York’s millennial architectural treasures: a testament not only to a city’s rejuvenation after 9/11 and a working relationship between public and private space (and money), but an eco-friendly green space in one of the world’s most industrial hubbubs.
So with the park’s planned extension with Section Three, which goes northward past West 33rd St., you’d think that everybody would be happy…at least until we can get the subterranean Low Line up and running. But they’re not.
Gettin' High Line
It’s a good thing no one drives in Manhattan, because pretty soon there will be nowhere for repairs. (PropertyShark)
The High Line has been held up as a dynamo of economic development, generating billions of dollars in new condos, boutiques and restaurant, even attracting a museum or two to a lot where cattle carcasses once hung. It’s such a big deal, there’s no room for the little guys.
The architecture magnet that is the High Line is still attracting those big steel-and-glass gems. The Standard, the Whitney, Diane Von Furstenburg’s place, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Neil Denari and his crooked HL23—all are there, and so is Morris Adjmi. He already has the XXX-rated High Line Building, and he has been hard at work wooing the Landmarks Preservation Commission with his designs for 837 Washington Street. Yesterday, the commission approved the project 8-2.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Who needs the High Line when you have a bright pink piano covered in glitter?
We caught up with one woman who was playing the pop-up instrument in Herald Square as part of a first-day-of-summer celebration. We asked her how East Chelsea was doing now that its western neighbor had that snazzy, somewhat snooty High Line.
project. The latter had some additional details about the design and, more importantly, some blurring pics and video of a fly-through of the museum.
The biggest news is the striking, as yet unseen western facade, with its huge, Hudson-facing windows. Perhaps Piano meant them as an homage to Marcel Breur’s unusual openings at Read More
The last pieces of the High Line are nearly under city control.
A City Council subcommittee today voted to allow the city to acquire the portion of the High Line—the former rail viaduct planned as parkland—north of 30th Street. This is the third of three segments of the High Line, which spans from the Meatpacking District north Read More
Maybe this will help alleviate the crowding.
The second phase of the High Line, the sublime new public space build atop an old rail line, is scheduled to debut next spring, according to the New York Post:
During a tour of the new section, stretching from 20th to 30th streets, enough of the construction Read More
Items from Rodarte’s eagerly anticipated Target line will be available at a Target to Go pop-up under* the High Line next week, reports The Cut. The line won’t hit stores until the 20th.
Rodarte’s elaborately ugly-chic textiles seem like a weird fit for the mass-market retailer–like neither the craft nor the aesthetic particularly Read More
The full, 1.5-mile vision for the High Line Park inched one step closer to completion today, with the first concrete indication that the city will acquire the northern third of the elevated rail line.
At a City Planning Commission meeting this afternoon, chair Amanda Burden said the commission is preparing the paperwork for the Read More
The Whitney Museum has signed a contract with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to buy space for a new museum near the High Line entrance. At $18 million, the price tag was about half the property’s appraised value.
The Whitney has been trying for years to expand beyond its Marcel Breuer-designed Read More